Fall Colors 2022

Landowner Chris Kueffner hosted a 2018 Woodland Resilience Walk at his forest in Storrs, Connecticut

Sunrise on the Hoosier National Forest. USDA Forest Service photo by Alexander Johnson.

While the Eastern Region 2022 Fall Color Campaign is winding down, there is still some color to be found in spots across the landscape, including the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, the Hoosier National Forest in Indiana, parts of New York, and the District of Columbia. Read below for the latest fall color reports from national forests across the region, and don’t forget to take a look at our latest fall color photos on Flickr!

For help with your trip planning, check out our fall color updates posted here weekly. Here are the latest updates across the Eastern Region:

Fall Colors 2022

View fall colors throughout the Midwest and Northeast in the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region's Fall Color 2022 Album on Flickr.



Shawnee National Forest:   Currently in peak color, the Shawnee Hills are alive with color showing bright yellow, orange and red.  Some 30 varieties of oak species that grow in southern Illinois are currently displaying a variety of red and brown hues.  So don’t miss a trip to the Shawnee Hills to enjoy mild temperatures and an array of beautiful fall foliage.  Here are some websites to assist with your trip planning needs.

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie:  After some rainy and windy days, we have lost a lot of the leaves on the trees. There are still some beautiful reds and golds hanging on though!



Hoosier National Forest: We had two weeks of the deepest golds, reds, oranges, and purples. Our fall colors are on the downswing as more winds and rainfall the last few days have knocked a lot of leaves to the ground. We do still have plenty of beautiful colors to see but they are coming to an end. For the next week or two a visit would still yield great views and photo opportunities.



Wayne National Forest: The autumn season is winding down on the Wayne National Forest, and the once colorful leaves are fading and falling. Fortunately the weather is still mild and beautiful, offering visitors a last chance to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Now is the perfect time to go out for an unforgettable picnic with your loved ones, or load up the car for a scenic drive. Whatever you prefer, we hope you enjoy the season with your friends and family!