Brown County visitors greeted by fall colors

The leaves are turning colors for visitors to Brown County.
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Thousands of Indiana families will head to Brown County this weekend to see the fall colors.

This is the biggest weekend of the year for leaf watchers and for the local economy.

"Just the leaves, shopping and Christmas time coming up and all," said visitor Steve Paul.

For many, Brown County State Park is the picture perfect place come fall, especially with its spectacular views.

"It's gorgeous, isn't it? We went on a hike and looked for pretty leaves," said Michelle Scudder.

"Beautiful and fabulous. I like the colors," said a group of children.

While the leaves are still about a week away from peaking in Brown County, Judy Liebert still found plenty to zoom in on.

"It's just pretty, with the sky back there, the color starting to come out," Liebert said.

Given the drought, Travis Scudder worried the colors would be flat and muted, like they were a few years ago.

"They just turned overnight. It wasn't pretty and they didn't last long, but it's nice to see how pretty it is now. I hope they last longer," he said.

DNR naturalist Julia Ferguson says, despite the dry spell, nature has come through.

"With the rain we've had the past couple of weeks, the weather, the colors are turning out just as intense and pretty as any year," Ferguson said.

The good news is, you still have at least another week or so before fall is fully in bloom.

Brown County Leaf Cam