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Old 09-26-2016, 07:19 AM
 
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I am considering visiting Charlotte area with my family during the Fall... Please suggest what would be the ideal time during the Fall to visit this area for Fall colors and what would be the best places around that area for enjoying the Fall colors.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Visiting from where?


Asheville, Boone, Blowing Rock, etc all seem like better places to color tour.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:45 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Usually about mid to later part of October. Cool weather this weekend should start the progression.
This site will update the reports https://www.visitnc.com/fall-reports/piedmont

I recommend going to the following Freedom Park off East Blvd (Dilworth), Latta Park off Beatties Ford.
For color view with lake views Latta Park, Blythe Landing, Ramsey Creek park (they charge admission on weekends)
Lake Norman State Park.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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If you are willing to drive 1.5-2 hours the blue ridge parkway is really worth it, even if only for a day trip. I consider it a benefit of Charlotte. You'll want to go soon as the changes are already happening in the mountains.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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Visiting from where?


Asheville, Boone, Blowing Rock, etc all seem like better places to color tour.
Will be visiting from Myrtle Beach, SC area
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Will be visiting from Myrtle Beach, SC area
Are you coming to Charlotte for another reason and just wanting to see some color while you're here, or is this an explicit trip north to see color?
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Charlotte doesn't have that much more fall color than Myrtle Beach. It does have a little more — more deciduous trees in the Queen City, but not something to drive for.

Now, the mountains!! That's where the color show is really spectacular. The third week of October is usually my pick, but hotels will book up.

If you're coming to Charlotte anyway and just wanted to check out some pretty colors check out Crowders Mountain State Park just 30 min from the city. Crowders Mountain State Park | NC State Parks . I'd say around Halloween is usually a pretty good time.
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