"You don't have to go to New England to see the leaves change color. Many state parks in Northern and Southern California display the colors of fall. Cooler weather, fewer visitors, and the changing colors of the landscape make a fall visit to a state park an excellent getaway, whether for a weekend or just a day.
Poison oak is changing color as the vine changes from green to red leaves and can look beautiful climbing up a tree trunk.
Here's a sampling of some sites to visit. (It's always a good idea to call ahead to check on conditions in the park.)"
Hm-m-m-m, a hillside of blazing maple trees or a poison ivy vine. Tough call about what looks the best.