IL Posted in Illinois September 30, 2016 by Laura Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Illinois Like Never Before It’s getting to be that time of year…the leaves are changing! Let’s see Illinois in all of its glory. Take this awesome fall foliage trip through our beautiful state. Here is the map: Here are the details: 1. Wadsworth Wetlands Restoration Project Sandeep Pawar/Flickr This project aims to restore wetlands to the area, bringing back the wildlife that depends on it. The area looks particularly amazing with its orange and red hues this time of year. 2. Chicago Botanic Garden Chicago Botanic Garden/Facebook You might only think of this botanic garden for the gorgeous flowers, but they have lovely trees as well. Walk through the gardens as the golden hues overtake it. 3. Morton Arboretum qJake/Flickr This arboretum is one of the nicest collection of trees in the state. There are all varieties, making leaf collection all the more exciting. 4. Starved Rock State Park Quinn Dombroski/Flickr Scenic overlooks provide plenty of opportunities to see this park in all its fall glory. As far as color variety goes, these trees will blow you away. 5. Matthiessen State Park curtis abert/Flickr Much like Starved Rock State Park, this park has loads of beautifully colored trees in all varieties. The upper and lower dells offer you the opportunity to see these trees from unique perspectives. 6. Mississippi Palisades State Park Phil Roeder/Flickr This might be one of the most amazing parks in Illinois, having the Mississippi River as its backdrop. The changing colors really enhance your visit. 7. Pere Marquette State Park Brian Bennett/Flickr This stunning park is located right off the Illinois River. The vibrant color of the trees are enhanced by the aquatic backdrop. 8. Grandview Drive Tripp/Flickr This has been called the world's prettiest drive. While only 2 miles long, it provides stunning views of the turning tree tops. 9. Champaign-Urbana Benjamin Esham/Flickr The crisp air makes you feel like you're a student again. Catch an Illini game and experience the fall down in Champaign-Urbana. 10. Garden of the Gods Michael/Flickr These 300 million year old bluffs look amazing during any season. But in the fall, this crown jewel of Illinois looks truly incredible. What would you add to this list? What are your favorite fall spots?