10.03.2012Personal Tech

Three Apps to Help You Plan Your Fall Leaf Peeping Trip

Fall is here in the Midwest, and many are looking forward to planning a drive to view the beautiful fall foliage.

Here are our suggested apps to help make the most out of leaf peeping season:

Foliage Leaf Peepr (free)

- Offers a color-coded map that shows where in the country the leaves are turning and what stage they're in (turning, moderate, peak, fading, etc.)

- Users can make foliage reports by posting photos, writing comments and rating foliage status for their location.

- Available on Android, iPhone and iPad.

Audubon Trees ($4.99)

- Audubon Trees - A Field Guide to North American Trees can help any leaf peeper become a tree and leaf expert.

- This apps lets users browse and identify trees and leaves by shape, family and name and comes with an advanced search option.

- Once a user has identified the shape, users can find specific leaves and read all about it.

- Users can then share findings on Facebook and even report the sighting in the app.

- Available on iPhone, iPad and Android.

InnTouch Bed and Breakfast Locator (free)

- This app offers thousands of bed and breakfast options for those looking for a quaint place to stay during their leaf peeping trip.

- Offers detailed information on each property with photos.

- Helps users locate inns around them, or offers search function by city and state.

- Provides instant access to contact the inn for reservations.

- Available on iPhone and iPad.

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