Grab your calendars. It’s almost fall + leaf it to us to help you plan the perfect time to peep the fall foliage.
We’ll be breaking it down by elevation, with trees at the top changing color first. For reference: Greenville’s elevation is ~1,000 ft.
In early October you’ll see peak fall foliage at the highest elevations in the Blue Ridge Mountains like Graveyard Fields, Waterrock Knob + Mount Mitchell (each ~2-2.5 hours from Greenville).
If you’re planning to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park (~2 hours from Greenville), circle mid-October on your calendar.
Mid-to-late October is when the fall foliage creeps closer to the Upstate and the road trips to the NC mountains get shorter. Think: Pisgah National Forest + Looking Glass Falls (both ~1.5 hours from Greenville).
Late October is when the Upstate will start to peak, especially around our own mountains. Pro tip: A State Park Passport gets you access to Paris Mountain State Park, Table Rock State Park + Caesars Head State Park — three local spots with peeks of peak foliage. See Discover SC’s full list of state parks with prime viewing of fall covers.
By early November, you’ll see fall foliage in your favorite Greenville spots, like Falls Park + along the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.
What’s your favorite spot to see the changing leaves? Let us know.