Fall in Canaan Valley, West Virginia

October 16, 2015

CVSP Fall Color-1

PhotographerJoseph Henry 
Summary Authors: Joseph Henry; Jim Foster

Dolly Sods Blue Berry Leaves & Rock Field Calendar Final Edit-1Shown above (at top) is a beautiful autumnal scene in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Fall colors peaked here and in the surrounding West Virginia high country in late September and early October -- at elevations above 3,000 ft (914 m). Sugar maples are typically the most conspicuous trees in mid-latitude hardwood forests during the autumn season. The photo at left shows fiery blueberries at the  Bear Rocks Preserve of the Dolly Sods National Wilderness near Canaan Valley. As daylight wanes and temperatures drop in late summer/early fall, breathtaking colors often result when a period of sunny weather is followed by a spell of cool, clear nights. Top photo captured on September 29, 2015; inset photo taken on October 10, 2011.