This is the last weekend of October and although many of the low elevation areas still have a lot of good color coming in over the next week or so the mid to high elevations are beyond their peak along the Parkway.
This isn’t to say that a drive to the Parkway won’t bring a good look at leaf color in some selected areas however so you can still enjoy places like the James River or Roanoke Valley in Virginia or the Asheville corridor in North Carolina for some fall color still left over the next couple weeks.
There are two pretty scenes remaining in the high elevations on the south end of the Parkway although the area is definitely past its peak. Vibrant reds and pinks and oranges are all but gone in most places but there are still some yellows, muted reds and oranges and pink color showing in places. Lower elevations are now offering the nicest views.
With some high winds this past week many of the fall leaves have blown off the trees in the Highlands District which is the stretch from the North Carolina Virginia state line to Mt. Mitchell. Although there’s still some good places; it’s still pretty from milepost 299 to 304 below the peaks of Grandfather Mountain.
Rainy weather is approaching the region this weekend so expect many leaves to come down creating some slippery driving conditions. Enjoy the final glimpses of fall on the Parkway and above all have a safe visit.
Weekly updates at 828-298-0398 will keep you informed of what’s being reported throughout the Parkway.
Have a safe parkway visit! Enjoy the view, but watch the road.