It’s fall and that means it’s a perfect time to get behind the wheel and traverse Missouri’s tree-filled landscapes to stare at the changing leaves.
Dave Trinklein at MU Extension says that leaves are gradually losing their green color caused by chlorophyll.
The travel site OnlyInYourState recommends you go to Lake of the Ozarks, as it was recognized as one of the best places to see fall foliage across the country. Castlewood State Park in the St. Louis area and Thousand Hills State Park in northern Missouri’s Kirksville also come highly recommended.
If those are too far for you, you always can traverse the backroads to get back home instead of using a highway or interstate.