This year, we’re going to approach our updates a bit differently. Because Shenandoah National Park covers such an area and encompasses such a range of elevations, giving folks an overview of what they might expect wherever they choose to enter the Park has always been challenging.
So, we are asking for your help!! We’d like to present a gallery of photos each week that will represent what things are looking like. But since we can’t be everywhere, and you (collectively) can, would you consider sharing your photos?
If so, just email us your photo (just one per week, please!) with the following info:
If you want to consult the experts on the topic, check out one of the fall color prediction maps available online, like this fall foliage map from SmokyMountains.com.
To learn more about what makes Virginia's fall colors pop visit the fall foliage page of the Virginia Department of Forestry.
November 14Fall is already making way for winter, but we wanted to say "Thank You" one more time to all the photographers who helped us capture Shenandoah's 2018 fall. Here are a few last photos that came in. Now, on to winter!!
November 9I think we can all agree that last weekend was the peak weekend for fall color in 2018 in Shenandoah. But, that doesn't mean there's nothing to see. Although there are some leafless trees out there, there is still plenty of beauty. The views are fantastic and the weather is just right for hiking. As always, thanks to our photographers. We appreciate all that you've done to help us keep up-to-date on 2018's fall.
November 2This is IT, folks! Fall has arrived in Shenandoah! Thanks a bunch to all the photographers!!
October 26Fall is finally starting to make an appearance, especially in the south district. And here's a tip: the lines to enter are not as long at the Swift Run (Route 33) and Rockfish Gap (Afton Mountain) entrances! Here's this week's gallery! Thanks to all the photographers who submitted photos!
October 19, 2018There's still lots of green, but our photographers are still finding plenty to capture. It's a great time to look for other signs of the season: clear, beautiful skies, fluffy seed pods, fantastic night skies...and what about those bucks? The deer are readying for mating season, so be extra careful around them!!
Many thanks to all our photographers!
October 12, 2018Waiting patiently...
A few flashes of color out there; the maple at Meadow Spring Parking seems to be the star of the show! Temperatures plummeted last night and are forecast to stay cool, so we are hoping this will inspire Mother Nature to debut her 2018 awesomeness. Stay tuned!
Here's what was submitted this week! Thanks for the wonderful photographers who have shared their work. Get on up here and join the fun! (See submission details above!)
October 5, 2018Still in search of autumn...
It's still very green out there, but a few intrepid souls were able to find a flash or two!
September 28, 2018
In search of autumn…
Last updated: November 14, 2018