This Saturday, September 22, 2012 is the Autumnal Equinox, or the first day of fall.Â Fall is the time when beautiful leaves make their appearance throughout the country.Â Are you planning a road trip to view the fall foliage?Â Maybe you just want to see some of the beautiful sites and colors from your iPhone.Â If you want information about fall foliage, there are several apps available just for that.Â Here are some choices:
Â· Leaf PeeprÂ â€“ This free Yankee Magazineâ€™s app helps people find and report the best and brightest fall foliage colors.Â Users are called Peeps and they can post photos, write comments and rate the foliage.Â The choices are green, turning, moderate, peak, fading or gone.Â
Â· Fall Colors â€“ This app is a collection of 50 dynamic photographsâ€™s depicting the beautiful colors with views such as landscapes, foliage, and whimsy playing in the leaves.Â The cost is $0.99.Â
Â· TreeID with Fall Foliage â€“ This free app allows you to identify any tree.Â It has an extensive database of trees built right into the app.Â Along with the app users get fifty â€œfall foliageâ€ trees with autumn colors.Â
Â· Minnesota Falls Colors Mobile â€“ This free app catches the fall colors as they peak.Â Reports are provided by staff at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas.Â The fall colors are updated by noon every Thursday.Â
Â· Alton Autumn Road Trips â€“ This free app has everything you need to plan your autumn road trip.Â It has scenic driving routes, maps to various roadside stands and orchards, getaway packages, haunted happenings and upcoming fall events.
Â· New Hampshire Foliage Tracker â€“ This app is provided by the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development.Â This free app provides weekly foliage reports, notifications, community generated photo galleries, itineraries, lodging, dining and attraction searches, and more.
Whether you live in a state like Florida that doesnâ€™t see much fall foliage or you live in an area that has an abundance of foliage, these apps will allow everyone to enjoy the colors through an iPhone.Â Here is a web site where you can go to read about and download the apps http://appfinder.lisisoft.com/ipad-iphone-apps/fall-foliage.html.
In Charlotte County Florida look for the upcoming fall festivals and Oktoberfestâ€™s so you can enjoy the sights, sounds and festivities of fall.Â Go to the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce calendar of events list at http://www.charlottecountychamber.org.