Fall Foliage Sparks Luray Tourism

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

LURAY, Va. (WHSV) -- Residents of Luray are already starting to notice color changes in the leaves.

Places across the Valley draw in tourists during this time of the year because of the leaves.

Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce Director, John Robbins, said the peak season for leaf changes is between October 15th and 22nd.

He doesn't think it will be much earlier this year and he has already received many calls asking about the fall foliage.

"Coming to see the fall color is a long-standing tradition, particularly for people in Northern Virginia, D.C. and Baltimore. They come to see the leaves, but there is a lot more to do in the fall," said Robbins.

Robbins said outdoor activities, the caverns and national forest land also attract people to the area.

Robbins also said summer and fall are the busiest seasons and when tourists come they help the local economy.

Just last year, Page County brought in $61 million from tourism.

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