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Old 09-10-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Hi there!

I was just out for my walk and got to thinking about foliage. Leaves are starting to change unusually early up North this year. Generally the leaves don't peak here until mid October. Years of living in SoFL made me ridiculously excited about Fall, so now that I am in the Northeast I watch for the leaves daily :-)

What is autumn like in the surrounding areas of Charlotte? I know you have 4 seasons but, do you get a lot of fall foliage and if so whats the peak time for leaf peeping? Are the mountains a good place to go for scenic drives that time of year?

I kind of remember from driving from Florida to NJ that you had leaves way longer than we did, but do they turn?

Also, Whats the weather on a typical Halloween? Can you wear a costume without a coat.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:24 AM
 
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Really, Nobody? Someone besides me must like to watch the leaves change...
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:52 AM
 
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Really, Nobody? Someone besides me must like to watch the leaves change...
I think we all love when the leaves change. It's just hard to think about it until the weather turns a little cooler

Here is a link I found useful last fall:

The Foliage Network -

In Charlotte the peak weak is about the 1st of November - really beautiful then. The mountains are the place to go for the real show however. Drive up onto the parkway near Grandfather Mountain between the 2nd and 3rd week of October to hit the peak there. Hope this helps
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:16 AM
 
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No one is quite sure what we'll get for leaf color this fall due to the severe drought, coupled with the very late hard freeze we had that basically wrecked the apple crop. As stated above, usually in the mountains mid-October is the peak, but could differ this year.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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it was on the news somewhere that there will be a record high apple crop this year, or did i dream that?
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:50 AM
 
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it was on the news somewhere that there will be a record high apple crop this year, or did i dream that?
You must have been dreaming. Take a look at this article. Apple crop 30-40 % of usual. The Hendersonville Apple Festival actually had to import apples this year in order to even put on the festival.

CITIZEN-TIMES.com: A lost season
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