Fall Colors in Chicagoland

It’s that beautiful time of year in the Midwest when people actually ignore their cell phones while driving around and instead admire the beautiful Fall colors.  Want to play color I-spy with the kids and get out in Mother Nature’s beauty?  Then be sure to take a hike or drive to these beautiful spots to see Fall Colors in Chicagoland.


Within an Hour of Chicago


Independence Grove—Libertyville

Wright Woods Forest Preserve—Mettawa


Busse Woods—Elk Grove

The Grove—Glenview


The Morton Arboretum—Lisle

Naperville River Walk–Naperville


Worth the Longer Drive

Galena—Chestnut Mountain

Grimsby—Kinkaid Water Spillway

Herod—Shawnee National Forest

Rockford—Anderson Japanese Gardens

Peoria—Grand View Drive

Quad Cities—Augustana College campus (Trust me, it was a beautiful walk to class!)

Utica—Starved Rock State Park


Looking for other Fall themed fun?  Check out where you can experience  one of a kind pumpkin fun, as well as Fall fests in the Chicagoland area and visit the FREE nature centers in Chicagoland.

Happy Fall!


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    • amandasimkin says

      Anywhere in the Midwest during the Fall is fantastic, but I’m obviously a bit partial to my sweet home Chicago.

  1. Savannah Miller says

    Very pretty!! I live in PA and just finished putting in my dull red mums, they look cute next to my boys jack-o-lanterns

  2. Michelle says

    I live in Florida and really miss the seasons. I try to travel to see the foliage and will add Chicago to my list as I’ve always wanted to visit that City anyway. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Stephanie says

    NY looks a lot like that right now. I think we have more colorful leaves at the moment but it sure is pretty out! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I really like looking at other parts of the country.

  4. Michele D says

    I love the Fall colors as well. So pretty this time of the year. Here in Florida we don’t get to see that much of it.

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