The colors are here! While many trees are still dressed in green, most have at least some vivid colors on them. Everything should be reaching a peak over the next two weekends. Looking for some places to enjoy the colors without leaving town? Take a stroll in Gypsy Hill Park or along the main entrance corridor of Mary Baldwin University. Thornrose Cemetery is another nice place to admire the seasonal colors. Leaves are falling off the trees in your yard, too, so get your rake and a bunch of jumping kids and enjoy this treasured fall pastime.
This weekend promises to be a good one for hiking, which is a welcome change after last week’s rain. If you’re looking for a mountain to climb, check out one of our Hiking Trips that Are Amazing in the Fall, all within an hour and a half of town. Temps will be cooler at higher elevations, so wear some layers when you explore the trails this weekend. You’ll see vivid colors on about half the trees in the mountains. Anticipate more beautiful days to come, thanks to the cold, the shorter days and the breakdown of chlorophyll.
Check here every week for our updated fall foliage report.