Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall Foliage Report - Sept. 24

Welcome to the Fall Foliage Report from the Virginia Department of Forestry - Shaping Virginia’s Forests. For the week of September 24, foliage conditions throughout the state are still predominantly green. Slight color changes among some tree species, such as poplars, sweet gum, dogwood and maple, can be seen in higher elevations and some rural areas. Peak colors are expected in the mountains during mid to late October; the Piedmont and Coastal Plain are expected to peak during late October. As you enjoy the outdoors and Virginia's forests, remember to be careful with outdoor fire. A cigarette, campfire or cooking equipment can destroy the scenic wonders of Virginia.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Highest Point Hikes from Blue Ridge Outdoors

A hike in the woods is a wonderful way to enjoy the fall colors of Virginia. The September issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine features a half-dozen fall foliage hikes in the southern states. For Virginia, the issue details a hike on Mount Rogers in southwest Virginia. See this and other hikes at their Web site