If tradition and time allows, you and your family will have one final opportunity to see the colors of fall before they fade completely over the next week or so.
Becky Ewing is the District Ranger for the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest and gave a brief overview about the changing leaves.
“We’re probably in the peak season,” Ewing said. “The oaks are the slowest in turning and are starting to drop leaves already. We’re in the best part of the state, right here in the southeast.”
Some of the state parks and forests in the area are great places to see fall colors.
“We recommend right around Fredericktown on the stretch of Highway E to Arcadia and back on Highway 72,” Ewing said. “We recommend that loop and especially Highway E.”
Residents and visitors in this area have many opportunities to enjoy the sights that fall brings. The region lies on the St. Francis Mountains and this is a distinct geographic feature of this portion of Missouri.
Please remember that fall also brings daylight savings time. So, move your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.
Traci M. Black is a reporter for the Democrat News and can be reached at 573-783-3366 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.