Celebrate Autumn in Rural America


Tree with red Autumn Leaves The Science of Color in Autumn Leaves

United States National Arboretum.

"Many think that cool weather or frost cause the leaves to change color. While temperature may dictate the color and its intensity, it is only one of many environmental factors that play a part in painting deciduous woodlands in glorious fall colors."

Vegetables for sale at farmers market. Find a Farmers Market Near You

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Agricultural Marketing Service works to maintain a current listing of farmers markets throughout the United States. Fill in the form to search for one near you.

Bronze Turkey Breed Travel and Tourism Sites for the 50 States and U.S. Territories on USA.gov

GSA. Office of Citizen Services and Communications.

Rural areas and Farmers have created tourism opportunities to get people, "back on the farm". From the pumpkin patch and corn maze to apple picking and hay rides, there is something for everyone.

Somone holding a bunch of vegetables: Copyright IStock Photos Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

United States Department of Agriculture.

A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.

Leaves Recreation.Gov

U.S. Recreation.gov.

Recreation.Gov helps you locate and reserve national recreational areas online. That means Leaf Peeping Season in Rural America just got easier.

A winding road National Scenic Byways

DOT. Federal Highway Administration.

"Take to the Roads" and explore Scenic Byways in rural America. Use this site to locate your next Road Trip.

Girl Reading a Book The World's Largest Library Catalog


Can't get away? Try a Staycation. Reading about Rural areas this Autumn is another way to enjoy them. WorldCat Helps you find books online and the library in your area that you can get them from, Free! So you can enjoy Rural America this Fall from you own home.