Northwest trees and shrubs that provide color include vine maples, larch, and aspen. The leaves change color as the days become shorter and cooler. The vine maple, which often lines Northwest hiking trails, turns to hues of yellow and orange and red. The larch and aspen leaves contribute shades of yellow and gold to the fall palette. Because these trees are often intermingled with evergreens, the fall foliage display in the Northwest is rich and varied.
Savoring the beauty of fall foliage can be the theme of a day trip or of an entire weekend getaway. Here are some ideas and tips on where to go to enjoy fall color in the Northwest.