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Inside:  Leaves change color in autumn.  Science can help explain it.  Take this fun quiz and test your knowledge then check the map for an autumn adventure near you.

 

Science and Why Leaves Change Color in Autumn

Before you head out on an autumn adventure to soak in the sights of the multicolored hues of fall foliage stop for a moment. Think about the science involved in the undertaking of these trees to give such a breathtaking view for us. The color of leaves each autumn has everything to do with chemistry and climatology. Click To TweetTrees change color in autumn.  That fact supports a lucrative tourist trade in many areas of North America.  Before you head out on your quest for breathtaking fall foliage, take the quiz below and check your understanding of why and how the trees put on their dazzling fall display.  Your adventure will take on new meaning when you understand the science behind why trees change color in autumn.

     

How does your Knowledge of Why Trees Change Color in Autumn Stack Up?

So, how did you do on the quiz?  It really doesn’t matter.  Or perhaps it did if you were competing with your son or daughter who is now gloating that they scored a 12 while you failed miserably.  Suck it up buttercup as my kid likes to say.  You are now armed with knowledge and I hope it makes your adventures to view the magnificent fall displays that much more enjoyable.

Where to Find the Best of Autumn’s Color

Below I’ve included some links to some of the more famous destinations for brilliant fall foliage.  Depending upon your location, you may be able to take two or three adventures this fall to soak in the fall color.  If you are lucky enough to live in the eastern part of the continent or you are planning on a vacation there during Autumn, you have many destinations to choose from.

Don’t forget to put the science you’ve learned to good use.  Dazzle your travelling partner with your new-found knowledge of the science behind the changing leaf colors of autumn.

Check out this link to discover some fabulous road trips in the U.S. viewing the best of autumn’s brilliant leaf colors.  Here you can discover more details about some fabulous autumn adventures in Canada.  As well as brilliant fall foliage, Point Pelee National Park, the most southern tip of Canada is visited by large numbers of migratory birds.  It is an added bonus for the wildlife enthusiast.

Get out there everyone.  Find your perfect autumn travel destination and share that new-found science knowledge while you enjoy the spectacular colors of autumn.

Aspen, Colorado

THE CATSKILLS, NEW YORK

THE BERKSHIRES, MASSACHUSETTS

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OREGON

GREEN MOUNTAIN BYWAY, VERMONT

ENCHANTED CIRCLE SCENIC BYWAY, NEW MEXICO

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, NORTH CAROLINA & TENNESSEE

UPPER PENINSULA, MICHIGAN

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MISSOURI

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA

OLYMPIC PENINSULA, WASHINGTON

MOOSEHEAD LAKE REGION, MAINE

LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK

THE DRIFTLESS REGION, WISCONSIN

EASTERN SIERRAS, CALIFORNIA

BUTCHART GARDENS, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, ALBERTA

BRUCE PENINSULA, ONTARIO

THE LAURENTIAN MOUNTAINS, QUEBEC

THE CABOT TRAIL, CAPE BRETON ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA

ALGONQUIN PARK, ONTARIO

AGAWA CANYON, ONTARIO

NIAGARA PARKWAY, ONTARIO

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA

FUNDY COASTAL DRIVE, NEW BRUNSWICK

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