Fall Colors

Yellow and orange leaves on trees

With hues of red, yellow and orange abounding, the U.S. Forest Service is urging people to get outdoors, spend time in rural communities and urban forests, and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons.

“America’s public lands, particularly our national forests, are among the most spectacular venues to view the changes in fall colors,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “The Forest Service offers numerous resources to help you plan your experience. Nature is closer than you may think.”

In southern Illinois, the Shawnee National Forest (Shawnee) invites you and yours to visit during the beautiful fall season to enjoy some favorite nature based activities. Whether hiking one of the Forest’s many trails, camping, fishing or enjoying one of the Shawnee’s many outdoor related interpretive programs, now is a perfect time to plan your next adventure!