Mountain Foliage Reports

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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Oct. 9 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 9 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

More defined colors are popping up in the crowns of our trees. Many sourwoods are exhibiting a deep red color, as are the dogwood trees. Hickories are showing a vibrant yellow. The sweetgums and poplars are…

Oct. 7 Report - Eno River State Park

Durham

We still have a lot of green, with the exception of tulip poplars turning gold and brown, though they are almost bare now. Sycamores are starting to shed their yellow and brown leaves. Dogwoods are turning…

Oct. 4 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 4 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

We still have a lot of green, but some leaves are turning around the lake. Smaller, younger trees are mostly affected. Overall about 7 to 10 percent of hardwoods have turned or are in the…

Oct. 4 Report - Mayo River State Park

Oct. 4 Report - Mayo River State Park

Mayodan

We still have a lot of green. The sweetgums are turning red, and the tulip poplars are turning gold. However, a lot of leaves are dropping early this fall. Some trees have already dropped at least half…

Oct. 4 Report - Hanging Rock State Park

Oct. 4 Report - Hanging Rock State Park

Danbury

Most of the canopy trees are holding onto their green color. However, the undergrowth trees such as sourwood and dogwood are relinquishing a beautiful red color. Expect the maples to put on their show in…

Oct. 3 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Oct. 3 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Lillington

Raven Rock State Park historically has a full array of fall colors from the middle of October until mid-November. At this time, the majority of leaves are still green with a few beginning to turn yellow or…

Oct. 3 Report - Crowders Mountain State Park

Kings Mountain

The monadnocks at Crowders Mountain State Park are still not showing any significant color change when viewed from a distance. There are sporadic spots of color along some of the trails, but you have to…

Oct. 2 Report - Pilot Mountain State Park

Pinnacle

We still have a lot of green, but some leaves are turning near the top of the mountain. Tulip poplar trees are turning and already dropping leaves. Some of the sourwoods and dogwoods are a nice red color.…

Oct. 1 Report - Haw River State Park

Oct. 1 Report - Haw River State Park

Browns Summit

We still have mostly green, but some leaves are turning. Tulip poplar trees and dogwoods are becoming red. Some maples are losing leaves.

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