Interactive map predicts Alabama's fall foliage colors by weekend

Interactive map predicts Alabama's fall foliage colors by weekend

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Wondering where to see fall foliage as it changes colors across the state this season?

An interactive map on the Alabama Tourism Department website predicts the timeline for autumn leaves to change by weekends between Sept. 27 and Nov. 15. You can view it here: http://alabama.travel/trails/fall-color-trail.

The website also offers suggested trails and viewing spots to see some of Alabama's most breathtaking fall foliage.

"Joe Wheeler has an excellent viewing spot next to the dam and near the cabin area on the Lawrence County side. Autumn scenery can be found at DeSoto State Park at Little River Canyon and DeSoto Falls. Monte Sano has views of the Tennessee Valley along the Warpath Ridge Trail and its overlook. Cheaha's Bald Rock and Pulpit Rock trails both have excellent views. Cheaha is the highest point in the state at 2,407 feet above sea level," Brian Jones with the Tourism Department said in a release.

There are also several outdoor festivals scheduled for Alabama this fall:

Oct. 7-11: Cullman Oktoberfest – a celebration of German culture with authentic food, costumes and music

Oct. 8-11: National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores – features fresh gulf seafood, live music, arts and crafts

Oct. 10: Southern Reinvention festival hosted by the Belle Chevre goat cheese creamery in Elkmont

Oct. 10: Thorsby Swedish Festival – town of Thorsby celebrates its Scandinavian heritage

Oct. 17-18: Colorfest in Mentone – a weekend of arts and crafts, family activities and live entertainment

Nov. 4-7: Alabama Frontier Days in Wetumpka – features reenactments from the French Colonial times to the Early American period

Nov. 5-15: Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival features almost 200 songwriters in venues along the Alabama Gulf Coast

Nov. 6-15: National Peanut Festival in Dothan – nation's largest peanut festival

Nov. 6-7: 8th annual Oyster Cook-Off in Gulf Shores

Nov. 7: Pike Road Arts and Crafts Festival – features an arts and crafts market on the grounds of the 19th century Marks House

You can see a full list of fall events at www.alabama.travel.

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