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The Smoky Mountains National Park has released The 2020 Fall Foliage Map. They say it t is the “ultimate visual planning guide” to the annual progressive changing of the leaves.

According to the Interactive MAP, which has a slider so you can dial in areas around the country, Southwest Ohio will be approaching peak viewing of gorgeous, vibrant colors on October 26 and the peak is on November 2.

The Park says, “While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year.”

The MAP page will also answer popular questions about autumn tree foliage such as:

 Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Their Color? 

 The Science Of It All 

 The Changing Colors 

 Why do leaves fall? 

 What happens to the fallen leaves?