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Fall Foliage in the Southeast - Typical Fall Color Peak Periods


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South Carolina - Peak Fall Color Guide
Paddlers on Pinnacle Lake at Table Rock State Park - Perry Baker / Courtesy of S.C. Tourism

Paddlers on Pinnacle Lake at Table Rock State Park

Photo Credit: Perry Baker / Courtesy of S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
The colorful foliage displays in the mountains of South Carolina normally peak later in the fall season because of South Carolina's warm fall weather. The most brilliant leaf changes usually occur sometime between the end of October and early November, although bursts of color often begin to appear in early October. Throughout November, and sometimes extending a bit later, the fall color changes progress across the state.

In addition to the traditional beauty of fall leaf foliage, South Carolina's autumn displays feature other picturesque sights as well. Along the coast, the marsh grasses change dramatically from the summer shades of soft greens to shimmering fall hues of gold and amber. Across the interior farm country, fields of bright white cotton bolls almost create illusions of freshly fallen snow.

A few popular scenic South Carolina fall destinations include: Additional South Carolina Fall Foliage Information:Reminder: These average peak periods are based on previous years and do not necessarily reflect the peak fall foliage periods of the current year. In order to avoid disappointment, be sure to obtain updated fall foliage information before making you final travel plans.

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