Leaf peeping season peaking across Kansas, Missouri

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If you want to catch the autumn colors in their prime, don’t wait much longer.

Across Kansas and Missouri, fall colors are peaking. If you wait to get out, you might miss the trees in their prime. Already, colors in northwest Missouri are starting to fade.

If headed out in the Kansas City area, some of the areas to check out include the Missouri River on Missouri 45 near Weston and Missouri 224 near Lexington, Mo., according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

If you’re on foot, the Conservation Department suggests trying Big Buffalo Creek and Burr Oak Woods conservation areas; Maple Woods and White Alloe Creek natural areas; Knob Knoster State Park and the Forest Hills and Mount Washington cemeteries.

Don’t forget to check out trees in the older neighborhoods too.

Have fall colors arrived in your neighborhood?

Send us a photo of this year’s beautiful foliage and we’ll post it in our gallery