BECKLEY, W.Va. — It’s the most wonderful time of the year… if you love colorful foliage, pumpkin-spiced everything and crisp evening air.
Autumn officially begins on Wednesday, but many essential fall elements are already being spotted throughout the region.
“Leaves are barely starting to turn on the higher elevations,” shared Dave Bieri, district supervisor at National Park Service in the New River Gorge National River.
Beginning Sept. 24, the West Virginia Division of Forestry will release fall foliage reports at wvforestry.com. Southern West Virginia’s peak season is late October, according to the online map.
In addition to weekly reports, updates can also be found atfacebook.com/wvforestry. Social media users are also encouraged to post fall foliage photos with the hashtag #fallinwv…