RALEIGH (AP) - A combination of summer rainfall and cool September nights have helped bring out the colors in the higher elevations of western North Carolina, and people who want to see them can get the latest updates online.
The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation says travelers can keep track of peak color through park ranger reports available online at www.visitnc.com. Updates will keep visitors posted on how fall color is progressing across North Carolina.
The fall season lasts from late September into December.
Western state parks will immediately join a list of sites reporting peak color to the N.C. Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development, which features a fall foliage travel section on the website. As the season progresses, rangers in other regions of the state will submit similar reports.