Parkville a top destination for "leaf peeping"

Red and orange trees along the river
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Kansas City, MO - We're entering "leaf peeping" season where spectators travel around to see and take pictures of the brilliant Fall foliage. The Midwest offers prime opportunity for exploring the changing leaves, especially in Parkville Missouri, named top 50 across the nation by Country Living Magazine for "leaf peeping." The trees along the Missouri River provide optimal photo ops, and come the first week in November, the leaves are predicted to reach peak color. But Parkville isn't the only stop. If you're looking for a scenic drive, checkout Cliff Drive in Northeast Kansas City. It's one of KC's best kept secrets, and on weekends, it's closed off for walkers, bikers, and runners to enjoy. If you want to make a day of it, Atchison Kansas is said to offers a sight like no other. October 19th to November 9th are predicted to be the best time to take in the scenery.