If you want to plot your route, there’s a Fall Foliage Hotline staffed by the U.S. Forest Service, according to spokesman Leo Kay.
“You call in and you identify what part of the country you’re in then you’re sent to a regional line that will tell you where the colors are peaking,” Kay says, “whether you are in the upper Midwest, New England, Colorado, California, etcetera.”
The Forest Service website also features an interactive map that can help people plan trips to see beautiful color show Mother Nature offers every autumn.
“There’s still plenty of time for people around the country to go online and take a look and maybe plan some trips, because we anticipate we’re going to start seeing leaves turning color here in the next several weeks,” Kay says.
During a typical year, the fall colors in Nebraska are at their most brilliant in October. Kay says the fall is a great time to visit a state park or national forest.
“You don’t have the crowds, you don’t have the bugs, the mosquitoes and other biting insects and the trees are just putting on a magnificent display for people to go and check out with their friends and family,” Kay says.
The hotline is 800-354-4595 or visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/fallcolors/2013/