The mountains provide a scenic backdrop for fall foliage. Check here for new reports from our park rangers each week throughout the season to find photos and updates on peak conditions in the region.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Piedmont Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

There are diverse and plentiful locations throughout the Piedmont for viewing fall color, from cities and state parks to one-of-a-kind events and festivals.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

Take advantage of the mild temperatures, warm water and uncrowded beaches at the coast during fall. Check here for reports from our park rangers on water temperatures, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Piedmont Foliage Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

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Nov. 23 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 23 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

Today caps another week of roller coaster weather. Temperatures are hovering in the mid-50s today, after topping 70 degrees yesterday. Tonight, however, an arctic cold front is predicted to arrive, plunging…

Nov. 22 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Nov. 22 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach

Fall colors finally reach their zenith in the lower Coastal Plain as we approach Thanksgiving! The golden hues of maples, hickories and native grape vines are seen along the park road, in wetter locations…

Nov. 20 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 20 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

We continue to enjoy some of the color variation that comes with the season. Before long, the canopies will be covered in greens and grays only.

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Nov. 19 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 19 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

By the time our official first frost date arrived on Nov. 15, we had already experienced five freezing nights, with temperatures in the mid-20s. Much of last week was seasonable during the day with cool…

Nov. 19 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Nov. 19 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Lillington

As you hike the trails at Raven Rock, you can see through the forest. Our many oaks' leaves have turned brown and are falling softly to the ground, however you can still view the last reds and yellows of…

Nov. 18 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 18 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

Our fall weather has continued to be rather unpredictable, with a couple more early freezes. Daytime weather is a roller coaster ride of unseasonably cool weather, followed by unseasonably warm weather. A…

Nov. 15 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 15 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

Many of the trees have shed their foliage and there is an abundance of leaf litter on the ground. The landscape still shows some warm autumn reds and yellows turning slowly to brown. Kerr Lake is a great…

Nov. 14 Report - Mayo River State Park

Nov. 14 Report - Mayo River State Park

We are past peak, and most of the canopy leaves are gone. There is still some color in the understory trees.

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Nov. 10 Report - South Mountains State Park

Nov. 10 Report - South Mountains State Park

Connelly Springs

We have passed the peak leaf color in the South Mountains. Sweetgums are beginning to turn deep purple, and most of the maples have turned red or are losing their tri-colored leaves. There are still many…

Nov. 9 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Nov. 9 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Raleigh

The leaves are falling but some beautiful color remains. We have miles of trail, camping, picnicking and fishing opportunities to enjoy. Fall and winter are beautiful times at William B. Umstead State Park…

Nov. 9 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Nov. 9 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Lillington

As you walk the trails at Raven Rock, you can see the oaks are turning brown and falling. Yellows are predominate throughout the park with reds still waiting to show.

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Nov. 7 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 7 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

The landscape is in full autumn blaze. All species of trees that exhibit change in foliage during autumn are now affected. We are at peak foliage. The landscape is surrounded by reds, yellows, oranges and…

Nov. 7 Report - Chimney Rock State Park

Nov. 7 Report - Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock

Leaf colors exploded at Chimney Rock last week, surrounding us in brilliant golds, reds and oranges! Foliage is at peak, and should remain colorful into mid-November if the weather remains calm. The maples…

Nov. 6 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 6 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

There are still some dark reds and yellows in the trees, but most of the leaves around Falls Lake are now dominated by various shades of muted oranges and browns.

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Nov. 5 Report - Crowders Mountain State Park

Kings Mountain

As quickly as the change came, the peak time for our fall colors has passed. The park had four days of really nice color in the leaves, but the majority have fallen. The remaining leaves have significantly…

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