Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway

Fall Colors: Blue Ridge Parkway

Autumn is near and it is a time to contemplate and enjoy spectacular landscapes where colors stand out. They are the colors of autumn, yellow, ocher and red. The Blue ridge Parkway is an amazing place to enjoy these landscapes and colors. The forests are seen with a very, very special beauty.

The Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) that connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and there is one of the best scenic drives in the United States where you can contemplate landscapes as wonderful as these:

Mabry Mill Fall Colors

Mabry Mill - Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway
Mabry Mill - Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway

Tunnel Near Ashville

Tunnel Near Ashville - Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway
Tunnel Near Ashville

Enjoying a sea of reds and yellows in the fall on the Blue Ridge parkway is a unique experience. . The trees begin to change color in mid-September. However, fall colors are generally at their peak between mid-October and early November.

There are beautiful displays of color from the more than 100 species of trees in the park, including sugar maples, oaks, red maples, and walnut trees.

Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway

Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway

Keep in mind that the Blue Ridge Parkway is so famous for its fall colors that there are many visitors during the last three weeks of October, causing traffic delays.

Fall Colors in the Forest - Autumn Colors - Colorful leaves of trees in the autumn forest - Colors of Leaf-Fall. Autumnal Forest Landscape

Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct - Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway
Linn Cove Viaduct - Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway

 

 

 

Fall Colors on Blue Ridge Parkway

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Posters

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Blue Ridge Parkway Color of the Trees

Common NameFamilyFall Color
Alternate Lvd. DogwoodDogwoodRed
American BeechBeechBrown/Yellow
American ChestnutBeechYellow
American ElmElmYellow
American HornbeamBirchOrange/Red
American PlumRoseYellow
AppleRoseYellow
Big Tooth AspenWillowYellow

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