Asheville Fall Color Report for October 28Peak Fall Color in
The weather forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures in the 60s through the weekend and Asheville’s fall color could not be more vibrant! Most of the maples, dogwoods, sourwoods and birches have transformed into a brilliant spectrum of orange, red and yellow. A handful of oaks are still holding onto their green color but for them it’s only a matter of time. Fall color is at its peak here in downtown Asheville, so visit soon to catch the foliage while you still can.
While you’re here, find great photo opportunities for fall color at Biltmore, the NC Arboretum or Pack Square Park downtown. Leaf color in the lower elevations near Asheville such as Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock Park will peak sometime next week.
Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway
Cindy Carpenter from the U.S. Forest Service reports that along the Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway (NC 276) “the black birches pop bright gold in the sun. Many maples are as pretty as they'll be in shades of orange to bright red, colors mixed on most trees, some individuals stunning. Scarlet oaks lining the Byway by the Cradle of Forestry are brilliant scarlet true to their name. The buckberry understory in the area is lovely with also shades of orange to red.” Other species showing a spectacular autumn display include bright red sourwood trees, yellow sweet shrub and sweet pepperbush, sassafras and bright gold hickories.
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