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 occasions of peak foliage all through the Mountain State to assist vacationers plan their fall getaways in Virtually Heaven.
Updates to the autumn foliage report might be launched weekly, together with the share of colour 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 come back alive with vibrant hues of pink, orange and yellow. There’s actually no higher place to expertise the autumn than proper right here in Virtually Heaven and your alternative begins now and lasts via November.”
Along with the autumn foliage map, the Division of Tourism may even supply a stay leaf tracker which might be up to date in real-time because the season begins to shift to provide vacationers an inside take a look at fall colour across the state. The tracker options images from social media utilizing #Virtually Heaven and could be considered on-line at WVtourism.com/fall.
“As at all times, we invite all of our visitors to hitch 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,” stated Ruby.
Together with the foliage map and stay leaf tracker, vacationers may discover really useful locations to remain, spectacular hikes, fashionable seasonal adventures, particular fall festivals and occasions all at WVtourism.com/fall. Friends 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 residence 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 colour variations is at all times current. With the variations in elevation, colour is current for at the least thirty days, so make the most of this once-a-year viewing alternative and go to the forest.”
To entry the newest updates, happenings and insider ideas round fall in West Virginia, go to WVtourism.com/fall.