Fall in Roanoke, VA

Fall in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The beauty of fall in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains is second to none.

Every year, the landscape is decorated with the stunning colors of the changing leaves, which attracts visitors from around the world.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is regarded as one of the best drives in the United States for fall foliage, and Virginia's Blue Ridge features eight easy access points to the Parkway as well as great options for overnight lodging.

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The region also boasts numerous other scenic drives, along with exceptional motorcycle routes that provide amazing opportunities for leaf peeping.

When to Expect Peak Fall Color - Mid to Late October through Early November

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2022 Fall Color Schedule - Blue Ridge Mountains

We typically experience peak fall color and our best fall foliage in Virginia's Blue Ridge in mid-to-late October through early November. Due to the size of the region and elevation changes, different parts of the region will experience peak color at different times.

Areas in higher elevations usually see peak color earlier in the season.

Here are some of our favorite spots for enjoying the fall color. 

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Plan your next vacation with a mountain getaway to the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn what it means to experience a Blue Ridge Day and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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It's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors in the region, from camping under the stars to hitting all your favorite hiking trails.

With October being Virginia Wine Month, your fall trip should also include sampling the delicious flavors from local wineries in Virginia's Blue Ridge, which are part of Virginia's Blue Ridge Cheers Trail.

Come to Virginia's Blue Ridge for a peak fall adventure!

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