Fall Foliage Report

1Who’s up for a road trip?

Get set for one of the best weekends for fall color! Aside from a cold front sparking a few showers on Saturday, both Illinois and Wisconsin will be completely dry and sunny on Sunday. WISCONSIN: In Wisconsin, we’re looking at some spots in the Northwoods past peak already! But there’s still great color in the Wisconsin River Valley from Portage to Prairie du Chien. Also, the lakeshore from Milwaukee to Door County is looking great this weekend! Peak for South-Central Wisconsin will likely occur next weekend.

2ILLINOIS: Down in the Land of Lincoln, we’re actually nearing peak in many spots along the Mississippi River already! The color isn’t nearly as good as we had hoped. Blame drought conditions on that one! Still, areas downstate have a few weeks to get to peak. But many of you say now is the time to take that trip down Illinois Route 2 from Rockford to Dixon. A close second in our Facebook poll is US20 from Freeport to Dubuque. Should be peak next few weeks there!

If you get any great photos of fall color, post on our Facebook page, Tweet me, or send them in via email.

And special thanks to Anna Filipowicz-Piccirilli for asking when we should see peak color on Facebook!

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This post was written by qni_it on October 11, 2013

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