Leaf Peeper Alert for SW VA

Leaf Peeper alert !

Weekly Fall Foliage Report

Welcome to the fall foliage report from the Va. Dept. of Forestry.  Here’s our report for the weekend of October 27.

As October draws to a close, there is still a lot of green out there, but cooler temperatures are finally bringing out the reds and oranges of maples.  Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, occasional flashes of red and gold can be seen, although green still predominates.  In the Alleghenies and the southwest Virginia mountains, color varies greatly with elevation.  Below 2500 feet, 20-40% of trees have changed.  At the highest elevations, 50 to 75% of leaves have changed. 

There are still a few more weeks to enjoy the mountain color, while the Piedmont is just getting started.  Central and northern Virginia roadways are some of the best viewing spots for fall color.  Sumac, which goes unnoticed  for much of the year, is striking with its glowing red leaves and deep red fruit clusters.  Virginia creeper and poison ivy vines add touches of red to scattered tree trunks.   In cities and towns, look for landscape trees that are coloring rapidly from the top down.

The Collins House Inn has touring maps for our Leaf Peepers to follow to get a cross section of “Leaf Peeping”.

Reserve today by calling the “Leaf Peeping Hotline” for your lodging at the Collins House Inn Bed & Breakfast (276) 781-0250  or go to our website at www.collinshouseinn.com


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