NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The federal government shutdown could not have come at a worse time for leaf peepers. Some of the country's national parks -- now closed indefinitely -- are considered the best places for viewing fall foliage.
Visitors looking for updates on the parks' foliage cannot even access the websites of the National Park Service.
In Maine, state park rangers are reporting that fall colors are already reaching peak conditions. This weekend is perfect for leaf peeping, and weather is expected to cooperate, with temperatures in the high 60s. But Acadia National Park, which offers the most spectacular views of the foliage from the top of Cadillac Mountain, will not be the place to be.
As an alternative, Maine's Office of Tourism is offering visitors the option of enjoying fall colors through water-based cruises, kayak tours and scenic air tours.
|Acadia National Park, Maine|
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