If you're anything like me, you love the change of season and are hoping for a long Indian Summer before the snow falls. But, as much as you love the hues of autumn -- gold, orange and red -- you might wonder how or why the leaves turn color.
About.com's New England travel site explains why:
Today is the official beginning of fall. The Autumn Equinox is celebrated each year on September 22 and the fall colors have started at many outdoors destinations across North America.
New England has always been a top destination for viewing fall colors, but it isn't the only place to see the beauty of changing seasons. Check out one of these off the beaten path spots and tell us your favorite destination for fall foliage and autumn camping.
7 Spots for Fall Colors: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado | Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina | Salmon River, Idaho | Pictured Rocks National Seashore, Michigan | Algonquin Park, Canada | White Mountains, New Hampshire | Eastern Sierra Nevada, California