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Leaf-peeping season is in full swing, but the federal government shutdown has shuttered the country's national parks, closing off some of the prime areas…Read More »









for checking out autumn's riotous colors. Luckily state parks and other natural areas boasting fall's leaves are still accessible.

As soon as the government shutdown began on Oct. 1, the entrances to national parks were closed off with signs reading, "Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service Facility is closed." In other words, the leaves are off limits from Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to Acadia National Park in Maine.

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