Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 4, 2010

Fall Foliage Updates 10/4/10

Fall Foliage Reports from across the Country

Updated and Corrected

California’s best foliage continues to be the high elevation areas along the Bishop Creek Canyon area. Most current reports as of this posting are at Fall Color in California and Nature Photographers Network – California

U.S. Forest Service officials have restarted the Fall Colors Hotline providing the latest information about fall foliage color changes on Forest Service lands.

Colors out across the State in New York according to the North County Gazette especially  in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Capital-Saratoga, Thousand Islands-Seaway, and Chautauqua-Allegheny regions.

Vibrant vistas: Region comes alive with autumn color October  10- to 20 is predicted to be the peak of fall color in the two Virginias according to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.   However, The Daily Progress ran an article that predicted only a 25% color change this year due to drought: Has drought doomed hopes for beautiful fall foliage?

Georgia State Parks’s Leaf Watch offers suggested leaf watching locations and reports

Tennessee expects a good foliage season according to the Knoxville News Sentinel Foliage forecast: Expert expects above-average display of colors this autumn

Vivid autumn colors could be elusive in Alabama according to the Times Daily

Tri-County Times article on Michigan fall Foliage locations:  October brings the beauty of fall foliage

The La Crosse Tribune has an article on parks to see fall color in Wisconsin and Minnesota where peak is predicted for mid-October Area’s state parks perfect for leaf watchers

Right now is the time to visit Valle Vida in New Mexico according to the Santa Fe New Mexican: Weekend promises best displays of vibrant aspens at Valle Vidal

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  1. Thanks for adding your update on the Poconos and comments on the Eastern Sierra.



    • I’ve loved your blog. Always look forward to it. Should be, but am not, up at the garden at least as much as you, as I’m very very close. I’ll recognize you(camera) and Celia ( even without a camera). I’m just a grey haired docent among many.
      Your flower photos, capturing the essence a couple of days ago were so magnificent. I think of the Salvia stamen, the morning glory folds, and more, and am uplifted by your sensitivity and artistry. Regards, Judy


  2. I was in the Poconos (PA) last week and I’d say
    the color was about 25% of what I saw two weeks later last year, which rivaled what I’ve seen in New England. We here in Calif don’t have the famous reds/orange colors of the East, but our Eastern Sierra is “differently” beautiful, in my opinion. I love how the aspens start at the top of the high mountains spilling down the waterways, and then continue down the
    canyons with the willows, cottonwoods, and water birch. Plus, we don’t have the planted trees up in our high mountains to confuse things!
    For reports in Pennsylvania, search” Poconos fall
    colors”,and there are official leaf report as well as resort reports. An advantage over New England is the lack of crowds, and an easier and closer drive from Manhattan (about half of which is beautiful color on the way). Not as” quaint” though, from my limited knowledge!


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