The Sugar Maples are ALREADY Turning! 19 of 31 FOGGY MORNINGS in August!

The Sugar Maples are ALWAYS among the first trees to turn to Autumn colors and this season is no different. Many of the Sugar Maples around the Appalachian State University campus are already looking pretty sweet, whereas maples around Beech and Sugar are popping Fall color already.

Snowshoe and the high elevations of Canaan Valley, Timberline and Wisp Resort also tend to reach peak color season as early as late September and early October.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.