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