The autumn colors have peaked in Staunton over the past week. They’ve been spectacular, despite predictions of less-than-stellar colors due to drought. Many trees have dropped their leaves in the past few days, but there’s still time to see some brilliant foliage. Plan to visit the Staunton Farmer’s Market on one of its final weeks this Saturday and check for some color in the historic Wharf area and nearby on the grounds of Trinity Church.
The Virginia Department of Forestry reports peak fall foliage this week in the mountains. The weather should be sunny and in the 50s this weekend, so make up for the lousy Halloween weather by getting the family outside for a hike. Take advantage of Fee-Free Entry Day at Shenandoah National Park on Sunday, November 11. Here’s a link to the park’s list of suggested hikes or plan to leaf peep from your car while cruising along the Skyline Drive.