If you do nothing else this Fall, will you promise me this:
Will you take your loved ones to a Virginia State Park for a picnic and to peep some leaves? I implore you! I beg you! This is not something you want to miss! This is Virginia in all her stunning glory, this is Virginia as she puffs up her chest and dare any other state to compete with her magnificent beauty!
Fall at Douthat State Park
Fall at Grayson Highlands State Park
Smith Mountain Lake State Park.I kid you not, this is something you need to see!
May I make another suggestion, this is something you may not know. If you visit Virginia Dare Cruises. Virginia Dare Cruises were recently featured in Southern Living Magazine as a fantastic way to see a mountain lake in the Fall! You can take a Wednesday Wildlife cruise, which, believe it or not is narrated by a Smith Mountain Lake State Park Ranger!
The next Wildlife Cruise is October 18 (12 noon to 2 p.m.) and you get to enjoy lunch aboard! website here to see what other cruises might tempt you!
And can you do me one more favor? If you do take this scenic cruise around Smith Mountain Lake, can you share some photos with us? We would love to see the fall leaves through your lens! Or better yet, submit them in the 75th Anniversary Photo contest! It ends October 31st, lick here for details, there are great prizes!
Photographing Fall leaves is almost like trying to capture a rainbow, you have got to be at the right place at the right time and have an eye for it. I can't wait to see what you discover!