Tis' the season for color change!
I spent a week in Massachusetts and New Hampshire where fall color is in peak! Here are a couple pics I took while visiting Sunrise Lake in New Hampshire.
You can see these same vibrant colors in Tennessee and North Carolina!
October 10, 2014 Update: Fall color progression is all about altitude and latitude. So the northern, higher peaks have the best color now. Best color this next week will spread into the mid elevations, including much of the Blue Ridge Parkway, especially north of Asheville. Most of the Great Smoky Mountains will have best color during the next two weeks. Showers early in the week will cause some extra magical scenes on the Parkway as you drive through clouds. And colors can be more vibrant on overcast or rainy days. So don't let a few showers slow you down.
Great Smoky Mountains: Fall Color Report - October 14, 2014
Middle and low elevations are still predominantly green, but the progression of fall color is in full force down the mountain here and there. Patches of vibrant reds have developed on dogwoods, sourwoods, and a few maples throughout the park. We're also starting to see a bit of yellow developing, especially around water features. The vivid red leaves of Virginia creeper vine are very noticeable climbing tree trunks now. Overall however, there's not a great deal of fall color in the lower elevations yet -- the season here is still two or three weeks away.
After several days of wet weather and high winds, fall color in the high elevations of the park is beyond the best viewing time. However, views from Clingmans Dome Road and in the higher reaches of Newfound Gap Road are beautiful when looking at south facing sides of the higher peaks in the park. http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/fallcolor.htm
This weekend looks perfect for taking a drive northward to check out the fall color! Sunshine will be abundant and temperatures will be in the 60s.
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist
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