Fall Color l Fall Fishing
2012 Fall Color Reports
In North Carolina, you’ll find vibrant autumn color from the first weeks of October through early November. That’s because our brilliant annual show of reds, oranges and golds takes its time, starting at higher elevations such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain and meandering down through mountains, foothills and Piedmont in the weeks that follow.
Our experts report on places to find peak conditions each week. Check here for new updates weekly from mid-September through early November, and share your fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter.
November 7th Weekly Report - Piedmont
While most of the Piedmont is past peak for leaf coloration and Hurricane Sandy’s winds and rainfall robbed many trees of their foliage, the eastern Piedmont still offers a chance to enjoy what remains of Fall 2012. Against a background of red and pink Red Maples, Tulip Poplar’s golden yellow leaves create lovely landscapes around area parks and reservoirs.
Perfect conditions for late fall color viewing at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman Nov. 2, 2012.
The Sandhills lie further south and along the fall line separating the Piedmont from the state’s Coastal Plain. Not far from the charming town of Southern Pines is Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve. Long Leaf Pines towering over Turkey and Black Jack Oaks provide an unusual late fall treat. The many oaks in the Sandhills change to orange and red as the season ends. It is still a little early for fall foliage in the Sandhills, but call Weymouth Woods at (919) 692-2167 for information and updates. This sub-region of the North Carolina Coastal Plain is often overlooked, but it represents a most interesting and beautiful part of our state.
Get outside and enjoy what remains of the fall season and the many scenic opportunities that North Carolina offers.
added: September 18, 2012
updated: November 7, 2012