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Old 08-13-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Wyoming, trying to get out
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Question When do the leaves start turning in TN?

I love the Fall and it's magnificent colors and since my daughter and I will be down mid-October I was wondering the best time for some good photo opportunities?
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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I love the Fall and it's magnificent colors and since my daughter and I will be down mid-October I was wondering the best time for some good photo opportunities?
It varies by several weeks according to elevation and the part of the state you're in. In mid-October you'll probably need to be up pretty high (above 4000') to see much color, so the Smokies and some of the mountains in NE Tenn. will be your best bets. The Smokies will likely be very crowded at that time, however.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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It varies by several weeks according to elevation and the part of the state you're in. In mid-October you'll probably need to be up pretty high (above 4000') to see much color, so the Smokies and some of the mountains in NE Tenn. will be your best bets. The Smokies will likely be very crowded at that time, however.
I've seen the Smokies peak at the beginning of November, too.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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And there have been times when some trees change colors in October, then a few weeks later we have a 2nd change of colors in the very same area. That happened a couple of years ago here in Knoxville. It was strange but fun, too.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Hendersonville, TN
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The colors have been a disappointment the last few years because of drought...but this summer we seem to have received a good amount of rain, so it should be pretty good!
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Wyoming, trying to get out
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Looks like we will miss it by a few weeks. Probably will not get to ET until February for the Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville. Guess I will just have to enjoy Kamoshika's awesome photography for now. You Rock!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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For the last few years here in middle TN, the leaves haven't really changed until early to mid November. A couple of years ago I recall seeing colored leaves still on a few trees in December.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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The colors have been a disappointment the last few years because of drought...but this summer we seem to have received a good amount of rain, so it should be pretty good!
I agree and I can't wait!
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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For the last few years here in middle TN, the leaves haven't really changed until early to mid November. A couple of years ago I recall seeing colored leaves still on a few trees in December.
Yup. Where are you in MT? Lincoln County here, so our leaves change later than a lot of the state.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Yup. Where are you in MT? Lincoln County here, so our leaves change later than a lot of the state.
I'm in Murfreesboro. Seems like the leaves change a little later every year, at least for the last few years.
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