The leaves are a changing!

By Alanna Sobel on 10/07/2011

Now that Autumn is in full swing, it's time to check out colorful fall foliage! Lucky for you, the National Park Foundation just announced the 2011 "Great National Parks for Fall Foliage" list this week and it's full of great ideas! Whether by water, foot, bicycle or car, these spectacular colors of the season are not to be missed.

Here's a glimpse at the 2011 list:

CALIFORNIA
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Peak colors expected middle to end of October. On October 18, a hiking event to Whiskeytown Falls offer a perfect way to view the foliage during the peak season.

MISSISSIPPI
Natchez Trace Parkway
In middle to late October, the maple, hickory, oak and other hardwood trees begin to change colors.

PENNSYLVANIA
Flight 93 National Memorial
The trees across the Flight 93 National Memorial begin to turn around mid-October. Check out honorflight93.org/webcam today to find instant inspiration for a trip to the site or to take a virtual fall foliage tour.
To see the full list visit "NPF REVEALS GREAT NATIONAL PARKS FOR FALL FOLIAGE VIEWING".

Also, I definitely encourage all you foliage seekers to contact specific parks for the inside scoop on their unique foliage timing, as many factors impact the timing of peak fall colors viewing. Visit the National Park Service website for contact information and special event listings for all 395 national park units.

P.S. Don't forget to share your fall foliage photos with us at www.facebook.com/nationalpark!