Beautiful fall colors should last through late October

Autumn color on Missouri River bluffs near Hartsburg Access with farmland.

Shorter days, cooler nights, and beautiful trees are on tap for fall

Missourians can expect a beautiful fall color that should last through late October

As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

What better way to explore and discover parts of Missouri that are new to you than through fall-color excursions?

“People can travel anywhere in Missouri and find a variety of trees that show off a fantastic array of color in the fall,” said MDC Resource Forester Cory Gregg.

Gregg explained that leaves turn colors when two things happen.

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