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Autumn Abounds at Virginia State Parks

View autumn foliage while hiking, cycling or kayaking


Autumn abounds

Get ready to experience fall in Virginia. Whether it be on foot, by bike or on the water, find your favorite colors at a park near you.

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Fall Foliage reports are updated each week. Various parks will share pictures and reporting on the leaf changes in their parks. Learn more.
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Here are some of the dramatic leafy trees you may see changing in Virginia

  • Ash turns yellow and maroon
  • Beech turns yellow to orange
  • Dogwood turns scarlet to purple
  • Hickory turns golden bronze
  • Oak turns red, brown or russet
  • Poplar turns golden yellow
  • Red Maple turns brilliant scarlet

FACT: According to the Virginia Department of Forestryabout 15.72 million acres, or 62 percent, of Virginia is forested. Hardwood forests make up 79% of all Virginia timberland; softwood forests make up 21%.

Did you know: The Blue Ridge Parkway has more variety of leafy trees that turn color in the fall than Japan?


If you are interested in additional routes for your scenic fall foliage road trip, learn more about fall in Virginia from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.


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