Many of Virginia’s trees are still dressed in green, but here’s hoping this week’s cooler nights and shorter days will bring on the colors we’ve been waiting for! Look for reds in Staunton’s maple trees and burgundy on the dogwoods. According to Smoky Mountain National Park’s Fall Foliage Prediction Map, we should look for the leaves to peak over the next two weekends. Check here every week for our updated fall foliage report.
It’s starting to really feel like fall, so wear some layers when you explore the trails this weekend. You’ll start to see autumnal colors this as you visit higher elevations. The display aren’t yet as vibrant as in years past, but you’ll still find some beautiful backgrounds for your selfies, thanks to the cold, the shorter days and the breakdown of chlorophyll.