Here are some of the best road trips and webcams I've found...
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Early Fall Color Road Trips In North CarolinaThe Travel Channel recommends taking the Blue Ridge Parkway as it passes Mt. Mitchell, (the highest mountain in the eastern US at 6,684 feet). They note that surrounding Pisgah National Forest harbors vast expanses of deciduous trees, those leafy trees that provide a canvas for that signature fall color change. They also suggest driving through waterfall country on US Route 276, south of Asheville, Really anywhere along the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, which stretches from Virginia to North Carolina would be lovely for viewing.
Check out the Fall Foliage Reports on VisitNC.com to see where the best color will be when you are ready for your road trip. Their reports cover both the Mountains, the Piedmont (mid state) and Coastal color. They can even point you to the nearest Festival if you're in the mood for some local color too!
Early Fall Color via WebCam
Visit Mount Washington's webcam for a view New Hampshire's early fall colors. If you are there in person, hike Tuckerman's Ravine for a wonderful view but remember to bundle up the temperature difference from top to bottom on a late August hike can be as much as 40 degrees. Ask me how I know that little tidbit!
|Image: NH State Parks Blog | Mike Pelchat Site: http://blog.nhstateparks.org|
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|Image: US Forest Service Air Quality Images Site: http://www.fsvisimages.com/|