SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — If you’re in love with Autumn but struggle finding the right spots with beautiful fall colors, there’s a new tool you can use.
The City of Sioux Falls has developed a mapping app to show the status of trees around the city. The application takes into account historical data and seasonal forecasts to show when foliage around the city will be at its peak for color change.
It also provides pictures in different parks throughout Sioux Falls. With an interactive map, you can take a look around to see the best viewing areas.
Different colors on the map indicate what trees are in that area.
Another tool available to people in KELOLAND is Minnesota’s Fall Color Finder.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has the “fall color finder” on its website that has a list of 73 locations that features state parks and trails where visitors can see some of the best fall foliage.
The website’s list includes what parks are at peak color with updated pictures. Each listing has directions, activities, events and it even tells you what colors you can expect to see at the places you visit.
There’s more than just the time of year that causes the leaves to change. Other variables that contribute to the vibrant colors you see are the temperature, the rainfall and freezes.
If you’re unable to experience all of the changing leaves throughout KELOLAND, you can take a look at our gallery of fall foliage: