Fall Foliage Report
The weather has slowed the fall season color change. Nighttime temperatures around freezing and bright sunny days are needed to produce vivid colors. In Southwest Virginia, few areas of peak color remain. In the New River Valley, colors are at peak or past peak. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, higher elevations are past peak but the lower elevations are in prime season. In the Shenandoah Valley, approximately 50% of the trees have color. The Piedmont still has approximately 60% color. The Coastal Plain is transitioning away from green and is expected to peak in mid-November.
|Near New Market in the Shenandoah Valley photo by @lucasroastingco 10/30/2013|
See the full report here.
Shenandoah National Park Foliage Report
There’s still plenty of color to be seen if you visit Shenandoah any time in the next few days. Sure, you’re not going to find yourself standing under maples and oaks glowing with the blazing hues of early fall – fiery gold, Day-Glo orange, Atomic Fireball red. But when you gaze out from peaks like Compton, Hawksbill, Turk Mountain, or from overlooks along Skyline Drive like Range View, South River, or Trayfoot Mountain, you’re still going to see lots of color. Read the full report.
|Shenandoah National Park
Fall in Virginia Sweepstakes
Enter to win the Fall in Virginia Sweepstakes for your chance to win 48 hours in a luxury cabin with wine tours, attraction passes, a biplane ride and transportation to make it all happen. Sweepstakes ends at midnight October 31, 2013!
|Sinking Springs Cemetery, Photo by @visitabingdonva 10/30/2013|
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