Want to get out and enjoy Virginia’s fall foliage? To help you get started, the Virginia Department of Forestry collects information on when and where to see the best of autumn’s vibrant colors across the state.
VDOF recommends several driving tours with routes covering parts of northern, western and central Virginia. The fall foliage tours map can be found on the department’s website at https://dof.virginia.gov/education-and-recreation/fall-foliage-driving-tours.
Virginia’s fall color change begins at the highest elevations of Southwest Virginia and the Alleghenies in late September and proceeds downslope and eastward through October. In early November, Virginia’s fall foliage show wraps up near the coast.
“Virginia’s abundant hardwood forests provide weeks of beautiful foliage viewing this time of year,” said State Forester Rob Farrell. “The local roads that make up the fall foliage tour were suggested by longtime Forestry staff for consistent, beautiful autumn scenery year...
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