When And Where To Expect Illinois’ Fall Foliage To Peak This Year

What’s your favorite fall pastime in Illinois? Is it apple picking, attending a fall festival, watching football games, or maybe some hiking? For many of us, discovering the best spots to view the colorful leaves of the season is at the top of the list. This year, in an effort to find the peak fall foliage around the Prairie State, the people over at SmokyMountains.com have updated their predictive fall foliage map. Using this map is sure to help you plan better for the season especially if viewing colorful fall leaves is what you’re after.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.


For over 10 years, the folks at SmokyMountains.com have published their predictive fall foliage map that’s built using various data sources and an algorithm. While nature can have a mind of its own at times and even predicting when leaves change colors isn’t always 100% accurate, they remain confident in the predictions shown on their map. You can view the 2021 Fall Leaf Map on SmokyMountains.com and use the slider underneath which will show you where and when leaves are at their peak throughout the season.

Once you use the map to figure out where and when the fall leaves will be at their peak, make plans to visit one of the most beautiful fall destinations in Illinois.

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