ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Don't you just love seeing leaves change gorgeous shades of orange, red, and yellow during autumn?
The Travel Channel says if you want to see the best fall foliage in the country, you'll want to go to Woodstock, N.Y. Top marks also went to Hocking Hills, Ohio, and Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin.
We know that heading on a long trip to look at the leaves is a little far-fetched for most of us, so we asked NewsChannel 5 meteorologist Mike Roberts to give us a little fall foliage forecast here at home.
Roberts says color this year is running a little behind but there are plenty of good places that are close, pretty close and not too far away to see some good colors.
Powder Valley Nature Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
The Great River Road
Weldon Spring ConservationArea
NOT TOO FAR AWAY
Mark Twain National Forest
Piney Creek Ravine Reserve
Shawnee National Forest
The Missouri Department of Conservation has also created a smartphone app called MO Fall Colors that you can download and browse "up-to-minute fall color scenes from places nearby and around the state." The app features GPS and allows you to share photos with friends. You candownload the app in iTunes or the Google Play store.
We want to see your fall foliage photos! Upload them to our gallery here.