Posted by: Susan Vollmer | 22 November 2009

In Search Of Fall Color – 2009

In Search Of Fall Color - Greater St. Louis AreaFall color is over now for 2009.  I have to admit that this year was more of a challenge than most because it rained in Missouri more than half of the days in October.  However, just because it it “not” sunny, you can still have fun and get a good photo.  You just have to be more creative.  This was one of my favorites from this year taken at Pere Marquette State Park, north of Grafton, Illinois in the greater St. Louis area.

Within a day’s trip of the St. Louis area, my favorite fall color spots so far have been:

* Pere Marquette State Park, north of Grafton, Illinois

* Cuivre River State Park, northeast of Troy, Missouri

* Powder Valley Nature Center‎, in St. Louis County, Missouri

The photograph shown here was taken at Pere Marquette State Park.  If you go there on a weekend, go early in the morning.  In the afternoon, there is often a two-hour wait to dine in the state park restaurant, especially during fall colors.  During the week, you can usually be seated with no wait – the fried chicken is excellent!  There is no restaurant at Cuivre River or Powder Valley – bring your own food.

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