October 17 2020

This third weekend of October brings peak color closer to the main population areas. A short drive can get you to a lot of leaf color, or even to peak foliage. Check out the new maps for the states in our region.

Here is a collection of resources for Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. This includes maps, a live web cam and links for more.


Fall Foliage Early October

This region view is vague. More detailed current look at leaves in Maryland and Pennsylvania are below.

Fall Foliage Eastern US October 17




Maryland Leaf Report

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources:

Fall Foliage October 17 Maryland


According to Maryland’s DNR:  There has been significant leaf drop in Garrett County due to recent wind and rain.  The top colors have shifted closer to metro areas.

Click here to see their full report


Deep Creek Web Cam – From Railey Realty

Here’s a look at a live web came from Railey on Deep Creek Lake. The water holds heat longer, so there may be more color in other parts of the county.

This web cam is located at The Greene Turtle Deep Creek Lake. It will pivot to show Wisp Resort, including a zoomed-in view of Squirrel Cage, The Face, the terrain park, Boulder, the mountain coaster, the tubing park and a shot of McHenry Cove at Deep Creek Lake!



Pennsylvania Leaf Report

From the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry

Fall Foliage October 17 Pennsylvania

Starting to Change:

Near metro Philadelphia


Approaching Best Color:

Gettysburg, York, Lancaster.


Best Color:

Most of the Mid-State and western mountains.


Starting to Fade:

Northern Tier border with New York, including the Endless Mountain Region north of the main Poconos. Also many spots around State College past Mount Nittany.



West Virginia Leaf Report

Division of Forestry: We have a current map!!!




Also see:  This Leaf Map will highlight locations with recent photos.




Virginia Leaf Report

Virginia Department of Forestry

A current report is not available for the state. We do have this forecast map for the expected peak color during October.

Fall Foliage Virginia


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14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations. Many of these match up with the spots on our route.  Please use this list below are reference. I will include them daily with my articles on the kids.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland
Southern Maryland



Maryland Weather Page

Maryland Weather 

I wanted to keep it simple. Just the basics for a quick view at any time.

Maryland Weather Just In Weather



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Maryland Trek Cycle Jerseys From Hill Killer

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Other  Links:

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Click this map for more on the regional forecast zones


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Construction at the airport close to the weather station may be added artificial heat. Click here or the image for the details.


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