CHARLESTON — In celebration of the upcoming autumn season, the West Virginia Division of Tourism has launched its annual fall foliage map. The map, ready in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Forestry, estimates instances of peak foliage all through the Mountain State to assist vacationers plan their fall getaways in Nearly Heaven.
Updates to the autumn foliage report will likely be launched weekly, together with the proportion of colour change throughout the state, a featured scenic highway journey, in addition to steered stops and hikes to make and actions to participate in for prime leaf viewing alternatives.
“Fall in West Virginia is such a particular time,” mentioned West Virginia Division of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby. “We’re gearing up for leaf peeping season and anxiously awaiting our rolling hills to return alive with vibrant hues of purple, orange and yellow. There’s actually no higher place to expertise the autumn than proper right here in Nearly Heaven and your alternative begins now and lasts by November.”
Along with the autumn foliage map, the Division of Tourism may also supply a dwell leaf tracker which will likely be up to date in real-time because the season begins to shift to present vacationers an inside take a look at fall colour across the state. The tracker options images from social media utilizing #Nearly Heaven and could be considered on-line at WVtourism.com/fall.
“As at all times, we invite all of our company to affix in on the enjoyable and assist us showcase our state’s pure magnificence and jaw-dropping fall colours by sharing images on social media utilizing #AlmostHeaven,” mentioned Ruby.
Together with the foliage map and dwell leaf tracker, vacationers may discover beneficial locations to remain, spectacular hikes, widespread seasonal adventures, particular fall festivals and occasions all at WVtourism.com/fall. Company are inspired to plan their fall getaway with the assistance of the Division of Tourism’s free, particular version journey guides which could be downloaded digitally or despatched straight to their dwelling with a easy request.
“As the autumn foliage season approaches, West Virginia is blessed to have all kinds of colours adorning its mountainsides,” mentioned Division of Forestry Director Tom Cowl. “West Virginia is almost 80% forested with a lot of hardwoods in our panorama, the potential for an array of colour variations is at all times current. With the variations in elevation, colour is current for not less than thirty days, so reap the benefits of this once-a-year viewing alternative and go to the forest.”
To entry the newest updates, happenings and insider suggestions round fall in Nearly Heaven, go to WVtourism.com/fall.