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.
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Before you set off to hike and search for the most colorful leaves in Chicagoland, be sure that you have appropriate footwear and dress in layers (raincoats, fleeces, hats, gloves, oh my!) so that chilly Fall temperatures don’t keep you from the finding the best Fall colors in Chicagoland (and use these tips for having a nature scavenger hunt while you are at it)!
Fall Colors in Chicagoland–Suburbs
Wright Woods Forest Preserve—Mettawa
Chicago Botanic Garden–Glencoe
Busse Woods—Elk Grove
The Morton Arboretum—Lisle
Naperville River Walk–Naperville
Fall Colors in Chicagoland–City
Fall Colors in Chicagoland–Worth the Longer Drive
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 FREE nature centers in Chicagoland to visit all year long.