This Dreamy Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Fall Foliage In All Of South Carolina

Previously, we mapped out a fantastic plan to see the fall colors in South Carolina. You can see that trip here. This time, we’ve created another dreamy fall foliage road trip in South Carolina featuring a two-lane road and fall foliage you’ll love. The route includes many places to stop along the way, as well as a stop for food at a popular little mountain eatery you’re sure to “fall” for.

Quick: What’s the best part of the end of summer in South Carolina? The start of fall!

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For many, the start of fall marks a new beginning. New school years begin, our focus turns from summer vacations and visiting relatives to a little further down the road and the upcoming holidays. Before things get too crazy, make time for this dreamy road trip to see and smell the fantastic autumn season in South Carolina. The peak leaf-peeping times are in October and early November.

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Address: 1099 S Cove Rd, Seneca, SC 29672, USA
Address: Stumphouse Tunnel Rd, Walhalla, SC 29691, USA
Address: 500 Oconee Station Rd, Walhalla, SC 29691, USA
Address: 7057 Highlands Hwy, Mountain Rest, SC 29664, USA
Address: Moody Spring, South Carolina 29664, USA
Address: 35.001153, -83.043737
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Fall Foliage Road Trip In South Carolina

September 11, 2020

What is the weather like in fall in South Carolina?

Along with the fall foliage in South Carolina, the beautiful weather is another reason to visit the Palmetto State during this colorful season. In October, the hot and humid summer is over or at least winding down, bringing lovely temperatures that range from highs in the 60s to 70s and lows in the 40s to 50s. On average, you can expect daytime temps to be a very comfortable 75 F, give or take a few degrees. It’s perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities, including leaf-peeping.

When can I see peak fall foliage in South Carolina?

Now that you know where to see fall colors in South Carolina, you’ll want to make sure they’ll actually be there when you arrive. Plan your leaf-peeping trip accordingly by timing it right with the peak fall foliage time. South Carolina’s best fall foliage viewing usually comes about at the end of October and into the first couple of weeks of November. The leaves begin to change by mid-October and usually reach their peak right around Halloween. As soon as the state is nearing mid-to-late-November, the leaves are falling and the peak is over.

What are the best fall festivals in South Carolina?

There are many things to do in fall in South Carolina beyond enjoying the colorful scenery. Fall for Greenville is an annual festival in the city of Greenville that celebrates their lively food and drink scene as well as music. You can learn more about it here. The charming town of Walhalla hosts an annual Oktoberfest. Celebrate all things German through food, dance, activities, and more. They also have Halloween-centric activities and rides that the whole family can enjoy. Visit the Walhalla Oktoberfest Facebook page to keep up to date with the event.

Address: 1099 S Cove Rd, Seneca, SC 29672, USA
Address: Stumphouse Tunnel Rd, Walhalla, SC 29691, USA
Address: 500 Oconee Station Rd, Walhalla, SC 29691, USA
Address: 7057 Highlands Hwy, Mountain Rest, SC 29664, USA
Address: Moody Spring, South Carolina 29664, USA
Address: 35.001153, -83.043737