Autumn has a special place in my heart. Being a native New Englander, I grew up not realizing what a special time of year autumn is, especially for those travelers whose homelands don’t get this sense-buzzing treat. I always knew people from around the world—we called them “leaf peepers”—would come to visit our neck of the woods for weeks on end to watch as the leaves on the trees put on a spectacular light show, and wondered why New England was so special. I guess I just took for granted that not everyone got to see this autumnal change.
In a scant few weeks, the leaves will begin their colorful transformation, pumpkins will line people’s stoops, and the smell of apple pies and cider donuts will fill the air. Sounds great, doesn’t it? If you want to get in on the action, here’s a cool little map (courtesy YankeeFoliage.com) showing you where and when peak “peeping” season will hit the Northern climes.