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Old 10-27-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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Hey everyone, looking for some suggestions to see fall colors in our area. I want to do some photography of colorful trees & fall leaves. I can drive about 3-4hrs but not more.

Thanks & have a Happy Halloween
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Southport
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The mountains are, or soon will be, past peak, so there's no point in driving to an area above 1,500 feet. Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain and the Uwharrie National Forest might be good bets.

This thread has some suggestions:

Day trip for fall color viewing...

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Old 10-27-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Mountains are definitely past peak. The 17th-18th was the weekend to be there. I think the peak was about a week early this year. We were up in Boone both last weekend and this past weekend. Typically the peak is somewhere around the 15th-20th, but it is highly dependent on the elevation and varies year to year.

You might try the Uwharries this weekend (down near Asheboro). Badin Lake would be nice, or around these parts out at Jordan Lake or Falls. Oconeechee "Mountain" in Hillsborough could be fun, too.

We saw some nice color up around Pilot Mountain this weekend (we took the long way home), but I think it will may be done after this rain, and certainly past peak by the 7th. I think last weekend (Oct 24-25) was the peak there (Pilot Mountain, Stone Mountain, Hanging Rock). It was definitely on the downside in Boone (also very gray and drizzly).

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Old 10-28-2015, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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We were up in Asheville last weekend and the lower elevations, especially driving on I-40 through the foothills were in peak color. Asheville was beautiful as was most of the parkway south of the city until you started to significantly climb in elevation up towards Mt Pisgah.

I would imagine that by this weekend with all the rain that many leaves will have dropped.

As said previously, a good bet would be the Uwharries/Yadkin river area off of NC-49. Also possibly the areas just west of Winston-Salem like Hanging Rock.
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: NC
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How about locally in the RDU area?

Bond park I guess. But been there many times...
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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How about locally in the RDU area?

Bond park I guess. But been there many times...
Locally, try Lake Raleigh or Lake Johnson. Both have walking trails around them that you could get some neat shots.

The best color will be a couple weeks from now though.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Nah, I think it's about peak here. Lots of the maples are in full color and I'm seeing red oaks turn too. It won't last a couple of weeks. It will mostly be gone by mid-Nov.
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