For visitors to Georgia state parks looking for autumn foliage the color of the leaves is no longer a guessing game.
Starting October 1, a visit to Gastateparks.org/leafwatch provides the latest leaf conditions and seasonal park events.
The resource is a partnership between the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites and Georgia Forestry Commission.
Calls inquiring about the best time to witness the leaves changing color is what inspired the partnership says Parks representative Kim Hatcher:
“Peak leaf season is usually mid to late October in northern Georgia but of course it changes. You can't predict mother nature. So we thought it would be helpful to have rangers to give real time information about how the leaves are looking at specific state parks at any given time.”
Saturday, September 22 marks the first official day of Fall and the seventh year of operation for the website.