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 shall be launched weekly, together with the proportion of shade change throughout the state, a featured scenic highway journey, in addition to recommended stops and hikes to make and actions to participate in for prime leaf viewing alternatives.
“Fall in West Virginia is such a particular time,” stated 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 pink, 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 way of November.”
Along with the autumn foliage map, the Division of Tourism can even supply a reside leaf tracker which shall be up to date in real-time because the season begins to shift to present vacationers an inside take a look at fall shade across the state. The tracker options pictures from social media utilizing #Nearly Heaven and could be seen on-line at WVtourism.com/fall.
“As all the time, we invite all of our friends to affix in on the enjoyable and assist us showcase our state’s pure magnificence and jaw-dropping fall colours by sharing pictures on social media utilizing #AlmostHeaven,” stated Ruby.
Together with the foliage map and reside leaf tracker, vacationers can even discover advisable locations to remain, spectacular hikes, widespread seasonal adventures, particular fall festivals and occasions all at WVtourism.com/fall. Visitors 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,” stated 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 shade variations is all the time current. With the variations in elevation, shade is current for no 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.