Here’s When the Leaves Will Turn in KC, According to the Farmer’s Almanac

Mary Henn

Photography by Mike Day

The Old Farmer’s Almanac can help you schedule your fall activities around prime Instagram-able scenery. They just released an interactive Peak Fall Foliage Map that reveals when fall foliage will arrive in Kansas City. Spoiler alert: Our fall colors should arrive in late October and early November. 

If you’re interested in a leaf-peeping hike or scenic drive, here are 30 Great Midwest Fall Color Getaways, including one of central Missouri’s wine trails near Hermann and Botanica, The Wichita Gardens in Kansas. 

Want to stay closer to the city? Parkville is a top destination for leaf peeping. The lush trees around the Missouri River are extremely photogenic, and there are plenty of hiking trails in the area too, like Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Other hiking trails include hidden gems like Prickly Pear Nature Trail in Lee’s Summit. And that’s not all, here are 5 more Kansas City-area Hikes for Fabulous Fall Color

If you’re more inclined to take a scenic drive, check out Cliff Drive State Scenic Byway in Northeast Kansas City. Speaking of peeping, don’t forget to peep our list of the best fall activities in Kansas City and recent investigation into paranormal Atchison, Kansas, which is said to offer charming fall sights like no other.

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