While we’re all probably a little sad that summer is on the way out, it’s always fun to welcome in a new month. Especially fall because it’s one of the more cozy months. Not only that but we all get to watch as Washington changes from a lush green landscape to beautiful reds, oranges and browns.

But when exactly is that happening? Well a handy map from the Smoky Mountains is here to help us!

According to the interactive map, Washingtonians in King County and surrounding areas should be able to see fall colours beginning as soon at September 12th as leaves begin to develop patches of color. Near September 19th, that color should be more evident with leaves near their peak on September 26th. Fall colours should peak around October 3rd and be past their peak by October 10th.

Keep in mind, if you’re outside of King County, you might experience a more delayed display of fall foliage.

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The map shows nationwide leaf patterns with a date range of September 5th-November 21st. So if you have family or friends living elsewhere in the nation that are equally as curious as you, this map is a fun thing to send to them. Maybe you could even do some leaf swapping, try sending some pressed leaves from here in Washington over to wherever they are.

Enjoy the change of seasons and if you’d like access to the full map you can visit the Smoky Mountains website. Happy fall!