Fall is here and the leaves are beginning to turn, with trees taking on golden, amber and scarlet hues. Feast your eyes on all the seasonal beauty that autumn has to offer with our gallery of fall foliage images.
Warm sunshine plays on the turning leaves of a young tree in this rural scene.
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Tranquil Water and Technicolor Leaves
Credit: Carl Raymond Piesch
Plumas County, located in Sierra Nevada Calif., boasts plenty of fall flavor. From the low-growing Indian rhubarb to the mighty English maples, the plants in this region get ready for the winter with a cornucopia of colors.
The flashy autumn colors of the New Jersey landscape rival the rainbow hues of an overhead hot air balloon. Peak leaf viewing time in Northwest New Jersey usually occurs during the first two weeks of October.
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A Quiet Beauty
Credit: Tourism PEI | J.S. Apin
Canada's Prince Edward Island has breath-taking fall foliage, with some of its best views showcased along a series of back country drives knows as the Scenic Heritage Roads. These remote roads are made of red clay that matches the leaves' hues, and trees often meet over the throughways, creating a tunnel of autumn color.
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Credit: Maine Office of Tourism
This gorgeous view was captured toward the southern end of Route 17, near Rumford, Maine. Located in the Rangeley region of the state's western edge, the trees in this area generally peak around the first week of October.
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Credit: Anthony Aneese Totah Jr | Dreamstime.com
The above photo, snapped during early October in Minnesota, captures colorful fall foliage along the side of a mountain, with several evergreen trees peeking through the saffron leaves.
Built in 1903, the world-famous Butchart Gardens, located in Brentwood Bay in British Columbia, Canada, boasts lavish floral display gardens and a wide array of trees. Shown above is the treasured estate's Japanese garden.
Japanese maple trees turn bright cherry red a darker wine color when autumn rolls around. Trees get their crimson hue from a pigment called anthocyanin, the same nutritious pigment that lends red cabbage its intense color. Maples produce anthocyanin during autumn to serve as a kind of antioxidant for the trees.
This magnificent view shows the multihued beauty of the Adirondacks, a mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York. In this region, the fall foliage peaks during the last two weeks of September.