Thursday, October 20, 2011
This weekend is going to start our peak week for fall colors in the Harpers Ferry area. As leaves begin to loose green chlorophyll, the bright green color of the summer begins to fade into yellow and orange colors. As more time passes, you'll begin to see bright reds and purples in trees like maples. Sunlight combined with cooler autumn nights cause the leaves to change the glucose inside of them into a red color. You'll notice more of a brown color in oaks is due to waste that is left in the leaves.
The best view by far of the foliage in Harpers Ferry is from the fall canopy itself! The picture above was taken from the Harpers Ferry Canopy Tour on October 13, 2011.
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For a better view of all the color, call River Riders today to book your canopy tour!