For a few weeks every autumn, nature becomes the greatest attraction in Illinois. The banks, bluffs and rolling hills along the Great River Road offer many opportunities for scenic views. As the days grow shorter and cooler, plants prepare for winter. Their bright green colors fade, allowing the gold, orange and red colors to show. The diverse selection of plants, trees and shrubs along the byway deliver a full range of fall colors. So take a drive this fall, experience nature and get inspired by autumn’s splendor!