Tracking Arkansas' fall foliage

It might be a good time to pack up the family and head to north Arkansas for a look at the developing Fall foliage.{} This weekend's colder weather will probably speed up the colorful process.{}

As is tradition, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is providing fall color updates to assist visitors in planning their trips. A team of spotters in various locations from one corner to the other supplies weekly reports on the progress of the color change.

Updates are posted by during the season on Just select the colorful fall leaves icon. They are also available by calling 1-800-NATURAL, which is answered live 24 hours a day, or 501-682-7777 during regular business hours.

In addition to tracking the colors, you'll find suggested scenic highways and an estimation of when each region of the state will be at its peak. Also on are festivals and seasonal vacation deals and coupons.