October 9 2020
This second weekend of October brings more changing of the leaves within a closer drive of the big cities. It still appears that leaf peeping season is about 10 to 14 days earlier than last year.
There are more pockets of color and the spotty full peak tree nearby, so you won’t have to go very far for more to explore. But peak color is starting to be reported in the mountains of far western Maryland and central Pennsylvania. Here is a collection of resources for Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. This includes maps, a live web cam and links for more.
Fall Foliage Early October
This region view is vague. More detailed current look at leaves in Maryland and Pennsylvania are below.
Maryland Leaf Report
From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources:
According to Maryland’s DNR: “The western corner of MD is seeing peak foliage setting in, headlined by the vivid yellows, reds & oranges of maple leaves. MD forests are exhibiting scattered spots of color”
Deep Creek Web Cam – From Railey Realty
Here’s a look at a live web came from Railey on Deep Creek Lake. The water holds heat longer, so there may be more color in other parts of the county.
This web cam is located at The Greene Turtle Deep Creek Lake. It will pivot to show Wisp Resort, including a zoomed-in view of Squirrel Cage, The Face, the terrain park, Boulder, the mountain coaster, the tubing park and a shot of McHenry Cove at Deep Creek Lake!
Pennsylvania Leaf Report
From the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry
Starting to Change:
If you are familiar with the map locations, southen PA Counties that border with central Maryland are shown here with little color. This matches the Maryland may, but has a different color scale. One or two chilly mornins with areas of frost this weekend can accelerate the change.
Approaching Best Color:
A drive along the front ridge of the Appalachians on I-81 and inland will get you into more color.
The Poconos, Mid State around State College,.
Starting to Fade:
Northern Tier border with New York appears to have reached their peak.
Virginia Leaf Report
Virginia Department of Forestry
A current report is not available for the state. We do have this forecast map for the expected peak color during October.
West Virginia Leaf Report
Division of Forestry
Once again we do not have a current map, but there are a few resources.
Also see: This Leaf Map will highlight locations with recent photos.
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