The fall color change is on. Don’t miss this event ! According to The Virginia Department of Forestry here is the Fall Foliage Report for the weekend of October 26, brought to you by the Virginia Department of Forestry.
Cool weather this past week brought the leaf colors out with a bang! Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, or any of western Virginia’s byways, and you’ll spot red and orange maples, deep red dogwoods, yellow beeches, golden hickories, and lots of other beautiful trees. Even poison ivy puts on a show, varying from yellow to orange, or occasionally red. This weekend should be near peak coloration for the mid to higher elevations throughout the western mountains. More good news is that oak trees are just beginning to change, so there is more color yet to come.
Lower Blue Ridge elevations, the Shenandoah Valley and the Piedmont are behind the mountains, but there are good patches of color throughout those regions. In the Coastal Plain, you can see colors in low swampy areas, as well as on city and landscape trees. Along eastern roadways, look for saltbush beginning to open its frothy white blooms.
More color to come but don’t wait. Make your reservations at the Collins House Inn Bed & Breakfast in Marion VA. Rated #1 in Smyth County you are lodging at he Inn that is the Gateway to SW Virginia Color Change for 2019. Our registered guests will receive 6 different tour maps to experience Leaf Peeping 2019
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