A red maple turns bright crimson in the town of Linville, N.C. Although much of this year’s fall color has yet to arrive, experts believe it could peak next week. Meanwhile, areas above the Blue Ridge Parkway, which are typically the first to turn, are beginning to showcase their seasonal colors. To see more fall color, visit Grandfather Mountain’s 2016 Fall Color Gallery at www.grandfather.com. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation
Above is a caption to Grandfather Mountain’s Wednesday’s fall color photo update.
The ASU Fall Color Guy, in his latest weekly report, stated that “this coming week is the best time to check out the high elevations on the [Blue Ridge] Parkway, as they peak earlier than lower elevations.”
“The next two weekends will bookend the peak color season, although it could extend into the third week of October in the Boone/Blowing Rock area if the weather doesn’t get much colder. Warm weather tends to delay the onset of colors somewhat,” Neufeld wrote.
See Monday’s fall color story here.