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Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 23, 2017 - Brevard, NC


Last updated 10/23/2017 at 6:36pm

Ray Adams

Stephanie Adams enjoys a bike ride near Bracken Mountain this past weekend.

This week's Fall Foliage Report is brought to by by the Hampton Inn and Steve Owen & Associates

Leaf Report

Fall colors are coming along nicely at roughly 2,500 feet and below along the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to Howard Neufeld, an Appalachian State biology professor, who is also known as the "Fall Color Guy."

However, in other areas, he said, the colors are very dull. And above 3,000 feet many of the leaves have fallen off.

After this upcoming weekend, Neufeld said, the best colors will be at the lower levels, including Brevard, Pisgah Forest and Gorges State Park.

Neufeld blames the combination of the unusually warm October weather plus Hurricanes Irma and Nate for having a negative impact on the trees.

On a scale of one is worst and 10 is best, Neufeld ranked this fall color season as a three.

Appalachian State University's Biology Department has produced a fall color map that may be seen at

Fall Events

•All week - Literary Pumpkin Decorating exhibit at the Transylvania County Library.

•Tues. Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m., Brevard Farmer's Market at Oskar Blues.

•Tues. Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., Pottery Open Studio Evening at : Transylvania Community Arts Council.

•Thurs., Oct. 26, 6 - 8 p.m., Second Look Films at the Transylvania County Library.

Ray Adams

View of the Pisgah Ranger Station and Visitor's Center this past weekend.

•Fri., Oct 27,, 8 p.m., Fin Dog Halloween Party at 185 King St.

•Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Halloweenfest in dtowntown Brevard.



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