The 21st Show

ENCORE:  Fall Foliage Trips In Illinois And Beyond


Brian Richardson

Editor's Note: While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. This conversation originally aired on October 1, 2020.

Fall in Illinois and the Midwest has plenty to offer: apple picking, brewing up warm apple cider, fall foliage and pumpkin patches. Maybe even the occasional corn-maze to get lost in. These are just some of the fall activities you may be looking forward to. You also may be looking to get up and out for a fall road trip before colder weather sets in.


Erica Zazo, Freelance Outdoor Travel Writer, frequently contributing to Backpacker Magazine, Group Tour Magazine and more. She’s also the Chicago Chapter Lead of Mappy Hour, a meet-up group for people who live in the city and love the outdoors.

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