As the deep green colors of summer change into the vibrant red, orange and yellow hues of fall, there are certain places in Illinois where witnessing this transformation is unparalleled.
It may be short, but it'll still be sweet.
12. Drive Route 113 South from Gilead. This undulating mountain and river road is closed in winter, which gives you some idea of how rustic it is. But this kind of rustic is mind-blowing in September and October when the canopies of trees flame into color.