UPDATE: Foliage Report: October 28

If you want to see the fall color, go now and go anywhere!
Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 10:07 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 4, 2021 at 3:58 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Not only is the weather favorable for a drive, hike, or walk to check out the fall color, but the fall color right now is looking quite spectacular across the entire area.

We have no high winds incoming, and no rain well into next week. Now the color won’t last very long so the sooner the better. The great fall color across Shenandoah, Massanutten mountains, Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge will continue to be spectacular this weekend and at least into early next week.

The color is still trickling down elevations below 2,000′ but the peak is here so get out while you can.

A local photographer says on November 4th, that the best color is across the northern part of Skyline drive, north of Big Meadows. The color around the Rt. 33 entrance is a bit dull and more faded.

Here’s a look at Massanutten:

A drive across Route 33 over Shenandoah mountain, throughout Pendleton county. The Germany Valley is always a great spot, and you can continue on to Seneca Rocks but many of the leaves are down across parts of West Virginia.

Any of the dams, reservoirs, or small lakes in the area like Todd lake in Augusta county or Sherando lake are looking beautiful.

A drive on Corridor H through Hardy and Grant county is always beautiful and there’s Lost river state park.

Another great area is the Virginia Allegheny highlands. It’s a beautiful drive through Goshen to Bath county. Or take I-64 to Covington and then to falling spring falls.

There’s also Shenandoah River state park or the new Seven Bends State Park.

Try a beautiful drive across the area:

Route 250 through Augusta county into Highland county.

Route 11 or route 42. Route 340 along the base of the mountains. Honestly so many of our county roads are stunning where you can see the higher ridges. Pull out google maps or your atlas and explore our beautiful region.

Don’t forget we have the fall foliage photo contest on This is only for photos from skyline drive and the winner gets a two night stay at Big Meadows or Skyland lodge. Click the link below.

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