Travel Iowa’s recommended fall scenic routes, orchards, festivals and more

Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 8:40 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2022 at 3:30 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) -Jessica O’Riley from Travel Iowa informs viewers about all the myriad options related to statewide autumn offerings for beautiful road, rail, or waterway trips, celebrations, activities and so much more.

As for fall foliage timelines (according to Iowa DNR), the northern third of Iowa is predicted to start seeing peak color late September through mid-October, the middle section--including the QCA--expects it the first three weeks of October, and the southern third of the state will likely have the most vibrant autumn color during the second through fourth week of October.

The first interview segment features recommendations for:

The second segment finds O’Riley featuring various types of travel to enjoy the state:

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