October 23 2020
As we enter the final full weekend of October, it looks like some of the best color is now in most central metro areas. I captured this photo on Lake Williams in York County on Thursday October 22. There was a lot of gold and orange. The region overall appears to be in peak color through the weekend.
On Lake Redman, the other lake in William Kain Park, there was a little more red in the main parking lot.
This weekend the loop color will be in the inland suburbs of Baltimore and northern Maryland to southern 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: There has been significant leaf drop in Garrett County due to recent wind and rain. The top colors have shifted closer to metro areas.
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
Approaching Best Color:
Most of the state south/east of I-81 and metro Pittsburgh. This includes Gettysburg, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Reading, and Allentown.
Starting to Fade:
Mid State and State College to Western PA and Erie.
Northern Tier border with New York, including the Endless Mountain Region north of the main Poconos.
West Virginia Leaf Report
Division of Forestry: We have a current map!!!
Also see: This Leaf Map will highlight locations with recent photos.
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.
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