UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


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.

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

2020 Fall Color Schedule - Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains

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For 2020, the forecast and predictions are calling for peak fall color in October, particularly during the 2nd half of the month. The changes in elevation provide an extended season of striking beauty.

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.

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!

Roanoke Valley Spotlight

Plan an unforgettable road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway - America's Favorite Drive!