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Can someone tell me around which week is peak leaf time for the North end of the parkway. We do leaf looking every year and have always done the South end. Want to change up this year. As of right now we are looking at the week of 9-26. Thanks
 

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It will depend on the weather throughout the year. Dry summers, wet summers, dry fall, wet fall, colder fall, warmer fall.

This will help:

http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/index.php

scroll down to More Resources and find Shenandoah Valley and Skyline Drive Report

Also: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/weather.htm

Thanks for the links but I have been looking at them and was hoping to get feedback from people who have done the ride every year. We have been doing the south end for eight years straight and have a real good idea which week every year is good, hoping to get this from someone doing the other end every year.
 

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I do it every year, there is about a one week difference from one end to the other. The peak is different every year. I think 9-26 is a little early, but you never know from year to year.
 

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I do it every year, there is about a one week difference from one end to the other. The peak is different every year. I think 9-26 is a little early, but you never know from year to year.
I agree Duckster, it is always a crap shoot, thanks for the feedback, I may readjust if every ones schedule will allow.
 

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We go up to bryson city for chili fest in october .usually pretty good then. Way up on cherohala leaves gone if it rained heavy / windy. Enjoy beautiful area up there.
 

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We go up to bryson city for chili fest in october .usually pretty good then. Way up on cherohala leaves gone if it rained heavy / windy. Enjoy beautiful area up there.
I agree, we go the 2nd week of October every year on the southern end but we wanted to do the other end this year and it is new to me there for fall colors.
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys. These were shot with either a Canon 70D or a 1D3, but its not the camera that makes decent pictures, its the lenses. I do use all L series lenses.
 

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I realize this is LAST year but the leaves are just now starting to change so I imagine in about 2 weeks will be ideal.. I really must ride the Blueridge. I have spend enough time flying over the mountains the road winds through, to see how amazingly scenic it will be!
 

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Everything above 4k' is already dead & gone, & a pretty heavy rain is expected this weekend, that's likely to knock most of 'em off.
Two weeks from now I'd say will be too late for BRP.
We are plannin' a N. Ga. trip first weekend Nov., I've got a little hope for that.
This was last weekend @ Amicalola...



Best of luck on your leaf peepin'...
https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/
 

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Everything above 4k' is already dead & gone, & a pretty heavy rain is expected this weekend, that's likely to knock most of 'em off.
Two weeks from now I'd say will be too late for BRP.
We are plannin' a N. Ga. trip first weekend Nov., I've got a little hope for that.
This was last weekend @ Amicalola...



Best of luck on your leaf peepin'...
https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/
Enjoyed the link, we had crazy wind up here and it ripped every leaf off the trees. Only the mighty oaks have leaves left. Was working but would like to have been at Lake Superior for some wave watching. 25 footers on the south shore of the lake by Michigan.
 
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