In the U.S., leaf-peeping season runs longer than you might think. Autumn comes early in Alaska, brushing Denali National Park with purple and gold in late August. In warmer climates, fall colors can last well into November. This Sept. 2, 2007 photo shows autumn foliage in Denali National Park in Alaska.
In Fairbanks and Denali National Park, fall lasts a few weeks and foliage peaks in the last week of August or first week of September.
Fading green and gold leaves are seen on trees lining Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage, Alaska, on Sept. 29, 2007. On the Kenai Peninsula and in Anchorage, fall colors kick in about the third week of September and last into the first week of October.
A swan is shown swimming Sept. 29, 2007, on a lake near the intersection of the Seward and Sterling highways on Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage, Alaska.
In Yosemite National Park, fall colors arrive at different times, in early October in the mountains and late October in the valleys. This photo released by the California Travel and Tourism Commission shows the Merced River in California's Yosemite National Park on Oct. 4, 2007.
California's dogwood trees are among the most spectacular. Other colorful trees include broadleaf maples, oaks and cottonwoods. This 2003 photo released by the California Travel and Tourism Commission shows foliage along California's Feather River.
In North Carolina, fall color usually appears in the mountains the second week in October. Foliage is seen from the view to the south from the Swinging Bridge parking lot on Nov. 4, 2007, at Grandfather Mountain near Linville, N.C.
Good leaf-peeping places in North Carolina include Newfound Gap and Clingmans Dome in the Smokies, Mount Mitchell, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a view of Hawksbill Mountain in North Carolina.
In New York, peak color arrives in early October upstate and as late as early November in New York City. In this Nov. 14, 2007, file photo, ducks swim amongst fall foliage in the Central Park Pond in New York.
In this Nov. 7, 2005, file photo, a jogger is framed by trees covered in fall leaves while running through New York's Central Park.
This is a view of foliage in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Oct. 4-10 is often a prime color week, with cranberry bogs adding even more color along Cape Cod and other shore areas.
New England is the undisputed queen of classic autumn scenery. This 2005 view of a church steeple in Stowe, Vt. shows why.
Fall color can be found in many parts of the state, such as the Upper Peninsula and the northwest region including Petoskey, Charlevoix and Traverse City. Here is a view of foliage in Marquette, Mich.