Autumn in Abingdon

Fall in Love with Southwest Virginia in the Fall

Autumn is a particularly spectacular time in the Blue Ridge Mountains around Abingdon, with trees gradually turning shades of red, orange and gold. Take advantage of the crisp autumn air, delicious fall bounty and breathtaking scenery with a fall getaway to Abingdon, Virginia.

Abingdon's Best Spots for Leaf Peeping

The Virginia Creeper Trail. This spectacular trail attracts over 100,000 visitors each year to partake of the natural and scenic beauty of this area. The gentle grade and easy access points make the Creeper Trail fun for all members of the family, young and old. Read more >


Bicyclists on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a popular recreation trail recently added to the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. Photo by Jason Barnette[/caption]

The Appalachian Trail. The section of the AT closest to Abingdon runs through Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Hop on the trail for a day hike, and explore some of the most beautiful scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read more >

Grayson Highlands State Park. With high mountain balds, dense forests and panoramic views, Grayson Highlands is especially spectacular in the fall. For a short hike with endless Blue Ridge vistas, trek the mile-long Rhododendron Trail, and keep an eye out for wild ponies. Read more >

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Grayson Highlands offers excellent trails to enjoy the fall colors. Image provided by Virginia State Parks[/caption]

Southwest Virginia Scenic drives. Enjoy autumn's beauty without ever leaving your car. Make Abingdon your home base, then plan a day trip to check out one of these five scenic drives. Read more >

The historic Barter Theatre during the brilliant fall foliage along Main Street in Abingdon, VA.[/caption]

Fall Getaways

Explore the colors of the great outdoors with two or three days in Abingdon. Check out these trip ideas for Autumn in Abingdon.

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Enjoy the Magic of Appalachian Wineries in the Fall

Get out your backpack, hiking boots and mountain bike because it's time to explore Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains from Abingdon to Damascus along the Virginia Creeper Trail. Read more >

A fall streetscape in historic downtown Abingdon, Virginia.

Autumn in Abingdon

Enjoy three days of fun and fall color, with recommendations for the best places to view fall foliage in Abingdon. Read more >

A Fall Romantic Getaway

Take your time wandering the historic streets of Abingdon, discovering the region’s rich cultural heritage, and all the while soaking up the town’s legendary hospitality. After 48 hours in Abingdon, you’ll leave wishing you were staying much longer than just the weekend. Read more >

Fall Colors With Abingdon Vineyards Tasting Room
Abingdon Vineyards offers local wines at its tasting room located just off the Virginia Creeper Trail
Barter Theatre's sculpture "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in fall
One of Abingdon's most photographed spots: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" fountain at Barter Theatre

Peak Fall Color

Peak fall color in Abingdon and the Blue Ridge Mountains varies year by year, depending on factors like temperature and yearly rainfall to date.

Typical peak fall color for the Blue Ridge Mountains is mid-October, but higher elevations will see leaves change early, and valleys will be slightly delayed.


The Virginia Department of Forestry provides weekly fall foliage reports, beginning in late September each year. Visit for more information, or call Virginia's Fall Foliage Hotline, at 1-800-424-LOVE.

Fall for Foodies

The award-winning Abingdon Farmers Market is in full swing during September and October, with fresh local produce like sweet peppers, tomatoes greens, pumpkins and pasture-raised meat. Enjoy fresh seasonal ingredients on local menus – look for the “Rooted in Appalachia” sign at one of Abingdon’s many independent restaurants. Read more >

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The Harvest Table Restaurant, located just outside Abingdon, is known for its seasonal, locally sourced menu.
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Shrek The Musical at Barter Theatre

127 West Main Street | 12:00AM

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