Although by late October, many of the top fall destinations have passed the peak for fall colors, there are still beautiful leaves in many of the destinations that are popular for fall foliage walks and drives. Winter weather is predicted for some of the areas this weekend, but several of the destinations have staff who are posting inclement weather updates and fall color updates on social media.

 

 The Blue Ridge Parkway

fall foliage and fall colors

Blue Ridge Parkway, Photo by Brian Leon, Creative Commons License

 

The Foliage Network reported that the Appalachian Mountains are the place to go if you want to see gorgeous fall colors and fall foliage. Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology recommends that travelers take the Blue Ridge Parkway and keep a lookout for foliage in the area near Route near U.S. 421

 

Shenandoah Park, Virginia

Dark Hollow

Dark Hollow Falls is a scenic area in Shenandoah Park in Luray, Virginia. The trail is one of the most popular, and with this waterfall you are treated to an amazing cascade.

 

Follow the Shenadoah NPS on Twitter

 

Birch Pond in Massachusetts

Birch Pond Mass Tourism

Massachusetts is simply bursting with a wide array of fall colors. Just about every area of the  state has impressive fall foliage. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism’s Twitter feed currently,  themed for autumn, contains frequent updates of the fall scenery. According to an article in Mashable, the state will earn over $3 million in tourism dollars from more than 8 billion fall travelers who hope to  surround themselves in the fall color. Vermont is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the fall.

 

Silver Lake Falls, California

Silver Lake Falls, in the Eastern area of California lights up the region with spectacular golden leaves on area trees. Several of the regions are past their peak by the first week of November, depending on the seasonal weather, but Mono County Fall Colors reports that there were golden leaves on the trail from Upper Twin Lakes leading to Barney Lake. Fall foliage updates for the Eastern Sierra are posted on the Mono County Facebook page.

 

 Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island, Photo by Sarunas Burdulis, Creative Commons License

Rhode Island’s colorful season lures tourists to heavily wooded areas as well as parks like Goddard Memorial State Park, which offers picnic areas and plenty trees for leaf peepers. Visit Rhode Island’s CVB Twitter stream to see where the color is located.

Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee , the Great Smoky Mountains, still awash with autumn colors.  Most people think that the fall colors fade in the middle of October, however, the National Park Service and the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau are keeping people up to date on where the fall colors are.

See the Fall leaves webcam for the Great Smoky Mountains.

You can keep up with weather reports and see photos of the autumn leaves on the Great Smoky Mountains Facebook page.

Follow Great Smoky Mountains on Twitter

 

Northeast Corner Vermont

Northeast Kingdom (NEC) Photo by Mario Bollini, Creative Commons License

Northeast Kingdom (NEC) Photo by Mario Bollini, Creative Commons License

For late fall color, the North East Kingdom is a good place to visit the state of Vermont. The NEK has some of the most beautiful foliage with amazing colors.

 

Asheville, North Carolina

Pisgah National Park by Jeff Gunn, Creative Commons

Pisgah National Park by Jeff Gunn, Creative Commons

Asheville, North Carolina is certainly a favorite for leaf peeking. This gorgeous field looks like it’s a scene from a fairy tale. Get updates and find out where to see Asheville’s amazing foliage, and whether or not the peak has passed, follow the Asheville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on Twitter.

Claudine Williams

Claudine Williams

Editor-in-Chief at Somewhere Luxurious
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