Travel

Leaf Update

Peak season for leaf-peeping varies from place to place, year to year, depending on weather, latitude and altitude. Below includes where to get more info.

= prime/peak now = prime/peak soon

WEST VIRGINIA: (Southwestern third, plus the

panhandle) 800-225-5982; www.wvtourism.com.

PENNSYLVANIA: (Southeast) 800-847-4872;

www.fallin pa.com.

MARYLAND: (East) 800-634-7386;

www.visitmary land.org.

VIRGINIA: (Southeast) 800-424-5683;

www.fallinvirginia.org.

N.C. SMOKY MOUNTAINS: (Cherokee, Clay,

Macon, Swain, Haywood, Jackson and Graham counties, Cherokee reservation and Great Smoky Mountains National Park) 800-432-4678; www.visitsmokies.com.

ASHEVILLE AREA: 800-257-1300;

www.exploreasheville .com.

McDOWELL COUNTY (Marion): 828-652-1103; www.mc dowellnc.org.

BURKE COUNTY: (Morganton) 888-462-2921; www.discoverburkecounty.com.

YANCEY COUNTY: (Burnsville) 828 682- 7413; www.yanceychamber.com.

MADISON COUNTY: (Mars Hill): 877-262-3476; www.mad isoncounty-nc.com.

CALDWELL COUNTY: (Lenoir): 828-726-0323; www.caldwellcochamber.org

HENDERSON COUNTY: (Hendersonville)

800-828-4244;

www.historichendersonville.org.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY: (Forest City)

800-849-5998; www.rutherfordtourism.com.

SURRY COUNTY: (Mount Airy) 336-786-6116; www.visitmayberry.com.

WILKES COUNTY: (North Wilkesboro):

336-838-8662; www.wilkesnc.org.

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY: (Brevard)

800-648-4523; www.visitwaterfalls.com.

POLK COUNTY: (Tryon) 800-440-7848; www.firstpeaknc.com.

OLD 96 DISTRICT TOURISM COMMISSION: (S.C. counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick) 800-849-9633; www.sctravelold96.com.

DISCOVER UPCOUNTRY CAROLINA ASSOCIATION: (S.C. counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens, Oconee and Spartanburg) 800-849-4766; www.theupcountry.com.

Check back next Sunday for updates.

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