Fall Colors are Just Around the Corner

We are less than a month away from the official start of the 2013 Oregon Fall Foliage season. Beginning Labor Day 2013, we’ll post weekly updates on the how the leaves are changing around the state.

A vineyard along the Vineyard and Valley Tour Route

A vineyard along the Vineyard and Valley Tour Route

In the meantime, check out some great posts from previous years. Read about our favorite fall hikes. Find out why Oregon Wine Country shines during the fall. Search for scenic fall foliage on one of our favorite fall drives.

Check out the most frequently asked questions about Oregon Fall Foliage on our FAQ page.sweet-creek-trailJoin the leaf peeping fun by sending us your favorite fall pictures. Get the kids involved. We’re always looking for junior leaf reporters.

And if you have a great fall adventure idea, e-mail us at media@eugenecascadescoast.org.

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Plan Your Fall Foliage Trip!

Happy summer from the Oregon Fall Foliage team! Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning fall foliage trips. There are so many ways and places to see beautiful colors across Oregon!

Cyclists on the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway in Cottage Grove

Cyclists on the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway in Cottage Grove

We don’t always know WHEN the leaves will be at their brightest. Mother Nature keeps that insider info to herself. However, we’ve been following leaf patterns for 10 years now, so we have a good idea of where they start and when they go.

Drake Park and Mirror Pond (courtesy: Manasi Seth)

Drake Park and Mirror Pond (courtesy: Manasi Seth)

But that’s not the only reason we’re here. We also have awesome ideas of the best ways to experience the entire fall season. We’ll tell you the best fall drives, the best fall hikes, where to find the best fall flavors at Oregon restaurants and new trip ideas that you’ve likely never heard of. Plus, we’ll post amazing deals on lodging, adventures and dining.

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Share your pictures with us by tagging them #ORFallFoliage. We’ll pick the best to use (with credit, of course) for our Fall Photos of the Day. Send us your favorite leaf pics from past years to get excited for Oregon Fall Foliage 2013.

Be a Junior Leaf Reporter

Kids of all ages to join our Oregon leaf peeping effort as official Junior Leaf Reporters. All kids in and visiting Oregon are invited to join the reporting team! Take your kids out on one of our Favorite Fall Hikes, search for fall foliage along a scenic drive, or just take a picture of that big, colorful leaf they find in your backyard. Send us your report and we’ll feature it on the blog!

Here’s what a few of our Junior Leaf Reporters are seeing in and around Eugene:

Hannah L., Junior Leaf ReporterTree turning colorsMost of the trees in my neighborhood are still green. Maple trees are turning red and orange. -Hannah L., age 8

Eli F., Junior Leaf ReporterEli's pile of red leavesI found a big red-brown leaf in my backyard. I also found a bunch of red leaves at the park by the river. -Eli F., age 5

We’ll look forward to seeing other Junior Leaf Reports. Happy leaf watching!