Perfect Fall Foliage Timing on Cape Cod
Use this ultimate foliage prediction map to perfectly time the best view the annual progressive changing of the leaves! (Click on the map!)
This Fall (and every fall): It's all about timing!
To be specific the September equinox (autumnal equinox) on Cape Cod is at 9:03 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2022 signifying the first day of Fall. As we sail off into the next season, also known as the Cape's second Summer, locals & seasonal visitors can expect fewer crowds, cooling temperatures, and classic outdoor adventures all the way through October. From seaside festivals to art & vineyards, Fall on the Cape is unmatched and something to look forward to every year! Your best opportunity of catching peak color and all the fun activities on Cape Cod, *falls* (get it) between September 26th- October 17th 2022.
Why do leaves change colors anyway?
As most of us have already forgotten as adults, but had once learned in 5th-grade science, Chlorophyll is the key component in a plant's ability to turn sunlight into glucose, which in turn feeds the trees. Millions of these Chlorophyll cells saturate the leaves, ultimately making them appear green to the eye. Without the presence of Chlorophyll in the leaf, the bright golds, reds, yellows, and browns would be the natural colors seen year-round.
There are other compounds present in the changing scenery known as Carotenoids and Anthocyanins that get their time to shine in the Fall and make it count. As the days begin to get shorter and shorter, the production of Chlorophyll slows to a halt, eventually giving way to the ‘true’ color of the leaf. So, for Cape Cod visitors and locals who love to enjoy the natural beauty during outdoor activities like biking, hiking, boating, golfing, whale watching, and more, these experiences are enhanced this time of year!
Whether you live on Cape or are just visiting in the cooler fall season you can help predict and track the procession of the changing of the leaves in your area!
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This interactive fall foliage prediction map will help you plan out your perfect fall day on Cape Cod