October Festival Guide

Virginia’s mountains are in peak Fall color!

Phil Duncan, Snowshoe Mountain

Phil Duncan, Snowshoe Mountain

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Peak Fall foliage color is now in western Virginia! All along the state line with West Virginia and on the ridge-tops of Appalachia, trees are reaching their most brilliant colors.

Even along the Atlantic Coast, at least moderate color is reported.

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CLICK HERE to see the foliage view from Shenandoah National Park.

Leaf drop remains low to moderate in Virginia, which means you still have time to “leaf peep.”

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This year is considered to be one of Virginia’s best Fall foliage seasons in years because of the end of the drought and limited severe weather events. Color change is progressing on cue for a typical season, as documented by the Virginia Department of Forestry:

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CLICK HERE for more about this year’s Fall Foliage expectations.

CLICK HERE to learn why leaves change color.

Submit your Fall foliage pictures from this year in our photo gallery, or you can email them to Carrie at crose@wtvr.com. Yours may be featured on the CBS 6 Morning Newscast! Be sure to include your name, location of photo, and date it was taken.
CLICK HERE to see our Fall photo gallery from last year.

 

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