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5 Best Places in Vermilion County to See the Leaves Changing Colors

Danville Area Fall Colors

Plan your trip to the Danville area for one of nature’s greatest shows, leaves turning to brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. Grab your coziest sweater and head to these fab fall foliage locations.

Where to Visit

FOREST GLEN PRESERVE
Climb 100 steps to the top of the observation tower. This 73-foot tall structure offers a 360-degree vista of trees as far as you can see.

KICKAPOO STATE PARK
Turn fall foliage into a true outdoor adventure. At Kickapoo State Park, you can leaf peep while you canoe, bike and horseback ride.

KENNEKUK COUNTY PARK
This 3,000-acre park is loaded with deep, rich oak and hickory leaves. Plus, the tiny white chapel framed by colorful trees makes for heart-warming photo opportunities. 

SALT KETTLE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
This park-like rest area boasts mature trees, a pond, a picturesque bridge and, in our opinion, the world’s friendliest staff. It is located on the westbound side of Interstate 74, between Danville and Oakwood. 

ELLSWORTH PARK
Need a quick injection of color? Visit any of Danville’s many drive-thru restaurants and head to Ellsworth Park for a Fall fabulous picnic.

When to Visit
According to the 2019 Fall Foliage Map, the peak time to see the leaves changing in the Danville area will be about the last week of October and the first week of November. Of course, Mother Nature has a mind of her own. This calendar is a guideline and should not be considered 100% accurate.


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