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Fall leaves in Raleigh: where to see the colors change

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Yates Mill in October 2020.

Experts on fall foliage have mixed opinions on the potential for bright, autumnal leaves in 2021. 

AccuWeather‘s report forecasts good color with more oranges and yellows, while NC State‘s report predicts more muted colors. 

Both expect a slightly later arrival than usual with lingering warmer weather, mid-to-late October here.

So where to see fall leaves in Raleigh? There are a few can’t-miss sprawling parks to visit:

πŸ‚ Umstead State Park: More than 20 miles of hiking trails await.

πŸ‚ NC Museum of Art’s Museum Park: Bring a picnic and enjoy the fall leaves among the sculptures in the park.

πŸ‚ Dorothea Dix Park: Changing leaves with a skyline view.

πŸ‚ Historic Yates Mill County Park is one of the early parks to see leaves change, with its Yellow Poplar trees.

Check out our 2020 list of lesser-known parks and preserves with fall leaf colors for 4 more ideas.

Where is your favorite place to see the leaves change? Email editor@raleighconvergence.com with your picks.

Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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