In case the cooler temps haven’t yet given it away, fall has made its way to Columbia. And, before we know it, it will be time for the leaves to change to pretty shades of yellow, orange and red before they fall from the trees. 🍂
South Carolina’s warmer fall temperatures (compared to most of the country) typically mean the leaves change color a little later here. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the season. According to this fall foliage map, South Carolina can expect to see the leaves change from early October to late November, with the peak of the changes between late October and early November.
We’ve broken down some of the best, Insta-worthy spots to escape to nature + witness the gorgeous phenomenon when it begins. Whether you want to stay within city limits, or make a day trip out of it, check out some of our favorite locations to eye the foliage.
If getting outdoors + taking a hike is up your alley, check out our hiking guide for more fall foliage-viewing ideas.
Disclaimer: Be sure to check park websites for hours, closures and COVID-19 updates before heading out.
📍 Keowee-Toxaway State Park for views of fall trees that reflect on Lake Keowee. Turn the trek into an overnight trip at the park’s rental cabins. | 108 Residence Dr., Sunset, SC | 🚗: ~2hr 30min from downtown Columbia
Do you have a favorite spot we didn’t include? Shoot us an email – we want to know.