The temperature will drop soon, and the days are getting shorter.
That’s a sign that something magical is about to happen. The leaves on the trees will change colors, and the once green mountainsides will burst with brilliant red, orange, and golden hues.
This stunning display of nature’s glory can be seen and enjoyed in so many ways.
Driving along the famous Skyline Drive is the most popular way to enjoy the view from higher elevations. But don’t forget to explore the many miles of scenic drives that meander through the Blue Ridge Mountain shadows along the foothills of Shenandoah National Park for breathtaking vistas of rolling farm fields and fall discoveries waiting in the quaint towns of the Shenandoah Valley.
Monitor foliage progress at www.nps.gov/shen or by phoning (540) 999-3500 (option 6). Plan your trip this year, and don’t miss out on autumn in the Blue Ridge Mountains.