The West Virginia Tourism Office, today previewed the 2018 fall foliage season together with the West Virginia Division of Forestry. Preliminary reports forecast good fall color over the continuing state.
The agencies intend to continue their longstanding partnership and can begin producing weekly fall foliage reports in a few days.
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“From gorgeous fall autumn and foliage activities to annual harvest festivals and events, fall in West Virginia is nearly heaven truly,” said Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby. “I’m excited to keep our partnership with this friends at the Division of Forestry, also it appears like residents and visitors come in store for gorgeous color this fall alike.”
Weekly updates will detail the percentage of color change through the entire state and can likewise incorporate a featured country road trip of the week. The street trips are created to take travelers of the beaten path and introduce them to favorite fall pastimes, places to remain and picturesque spots over the continuing state.
“There’s no better time and energy to travel down our country roads than if they are lined with beautiful fall color. Sufficient reason for so a lot of things to see and do over the continuing state, we wish travelers to get a common country road and make the stops that help generate tourism spending inside our local communities.”
Weekly fall foliage updates will be supplied by Division of Forestry personnel, and the Tourism Office shall compile them and create corresponding fall foliage trip ideas. Each Wednesday beginning in a few days the reports will undoubtedly be released.
“Because the evenings begin to cool and frost begins, the initial color begins in the northern area of the constant state and in higher elevations, gradually work its way south also to lower elevations then,” said Barry Cook, Director of the Division of Forestry. “Year this, we should involve some great fall color really. We’ve had a lot of moisture on the summer, which helps maintain the foliage from drying up and turning brown before color is achieved.
As vibrant colors commence to peak over the continuing state, travelers should post and share a common fall photos using #AlmostHeaven for to be able to come in the Tourism Office’s marketing efforts this fall.
To download and view the 2018 Fall Color Map, just click here. For more fall travel events and inspiration, visit www.WVtourism.com/fall.