Top 5 places to see fall foliage – WDBJ 7

There’s nothing quite like autumn in southwest and central Virginia. As the colors unfold across the region, we wanted to know where you like to go and catch the fall foliage. Here are the top answers along with a few more extras you suggested.


You can tell the leaf-peepers from the rest of those traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. They are the ones going 10 miles below the speed limit and stopping off at every overlook to catch a better glimpse. Why not? That’s what the stretch of highway is for.

No two trips are the same. Whether you’re going to the Peaks of Otter or Mabry Mill, the most photographed landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll always find colorful foliage and perhaps even bear or deer along the way.

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The rest of the list:

  • ROUTE 311 (Catawba to Paint Bank)
  • ROUTE 221 (Bent Mountain to Floyd)

More of the states favorites are:

  • Mill Mountain and the former Explore Park
  • Interstate 77 between the two tunnels heading towards Bluefield
  • Lock Haven Lake Club
  • Alleghany Springs Road, from Check to Shawsville
  • Carvins Cove
  • Burkes Garden, Virginia
  • New River Trail State Park
  • Route 51 from Wytheville to Big Walker Mountain
  • Skyline Drive
  • Route 220 north from Fincastle to Iron Gate

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