Track Autumn Online: Let the Wisconsin Fall Color Report Be Your Guide To Fall’s Colors

if you're looking for scenic spots to take it autumn's beauty, check out the Wisconsin Fall Color Report for this year

Tom Giffey

Interactive technology too often keeps us sedentary and glued to our screens. But it can also be helpful in getting us into the great outdoors. If you need motivation to get you driving, hiking, or paddling out in Wisconsin’s annual autumnal explosion of color, check out Travel Wisconsin’s Fall Color Report:

With the help of 100 color spotters across all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, the state Department of Tourism creates an ever-changing, clickable map to help users discover when and where leaves are reaching their colorful crescendos. As of late August, the most spectacular displays were expected in the Chippewa Valley during the second and third weeks of October, while the peak was predicted two or three weeks earlier around northwoods communities such as Cable and Hayward.

In addition to pointing out peak color, the website also allows users to find nearby events, activities, restaurants, and lodging. Scroll around and you’ll also find local weather conditions, see fall color photos posted by other users, and even learn the locations of selfie stands that will help you record your adventures.

Visitors can also sign up for email alerts, so if you’re hitting the road, don’t “leaf” home without your smartphone. (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)