There has been plenty of gorgeous fall foliage in West Virginia and there's even more to come.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fall foliage has already arrived in some areas of West Virginia, but the show will continue throughout October, a tourism official said.

“Fall color is popping up all over the state,” West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby said in a news release. “While some of our higher elevations have peaked, there are still several weeks’ worth of leaf-peeping ahead in southern West Virginia and the panhandles.”

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For the agency’s foliage forecast, visit

Areas in north-central and eastern West Virginia will offer the best color this weekend. Those areas have reached 75% to 100% color change, with some of the highest elevations just past peak.

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The West Virginia Tourism Office recommends checking the status of individual businesses before traveling. A statewide indoor face-covering requirement is in effect. Visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling.

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