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Apps to help you find fall colors

| Updated Oct 2, 2014

The annual fall foliage show is now underway as trees across North America begin turning color. I have some online resources available that can make your fall color RV travels even more fun.

The original fall foliage app is Leaf Peeper. It used to be heavily tilted only towards the New England area but now has reports from across the US. Users record their “peeps,” rating the fall color as turning, peak or past their prime. There’s a map that lets you zero in n specific areas. Free for Apple and Android devices.

The website has a handy fall color feature. Click on your region of the country and then and your exact location and you’ll get a map showing you the current conditions.

My absolute favorite app for this sort of stuff is Audubon Trees. This app has over 700 North American trees in its database and you can identify them by their leaves, cones, or seeds. There are places to add your own notes and you can pull up maps showing the ranges of various tree species. Only downside for this app – which works on all mobile platforms – is its $4.99 price.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2014-10-02

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

14 Responses to “Apps to help you find fall colors”

October 05, 2014at11:41 am, Dan Menefee said:

Wish I had one! I can’t afford one!

October 02, 2014at8:57 pm, Joanne F. Barrere said:

Thanks, Tom, for sharing. I always wanted a Roadtrek but I did own a conversion van (Dodge) that I drove to FL…God’s scenery is beautiful anywhere you travel. I am a Life Member of Good Sam Club!

October 02, 2014at3:48 pm, Mike Fitzsimons said:

Looks like Autumn in the UK

October 02, 2014at1:55 pm, Dorothy Short Inglis said:

Having grown up in New England, I quickly knew that Autumn was my favorite season. It’s beauty is unprecedented, a color-filled landscape, a precursor of the whiteness to come.

October 02, 2014at1:32 pm, Cindy Pownall Madden said:

Oak creek canyon AZ.

October 02, 2014at12:48 pm, Michele Deland said:

quel belle couleur

October 02, 2014at11:57 am, Connie Wieland said:

Wish I had an rv or even a conversion van 🙁

October 02, 2014at10:20 am, Karen Richey said:

Wish I was traveling through here!

October 02, 2014at7:45 am, Joe Croteau said:

NH white mountains

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