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Keys to Fall Color Viewing on Blue Ridge Parkway
Although peak color usually occurs throughout the Blue Ridge region during mid-late October, there is no simple formula for predicting fall color. The intensity of fall color and time of peak color along the Blue Ridge Parkway vary by complex environmental factors, as well as the genetic makeup of the plants themselves. The “best” fall color for an area occurs during the shortening days of autumn when days are bright, sunny and cool, when nights are cool but not below freezing, and when there has been ideal rainfall. Adequate rainfall also keeps the leaves on the trees longer and enhances the color. Wet, cloudy, warm weather or exceptionally low temperatures in early fall tend to mute the much anticipated autumnal display.
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Fabulous Fall in
It will be Almost Heaven in Wytheville, Virginia this fall as Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre presents the songs of John Denver as their latest production. But the variety of musical events in the area will be like the beautiful colors on the autumn leaves, varied and unusual. From bluegrass and traditional to beach and Americana, there will be music for every taste at the many concerts, festivals, and jams held in September and October.