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Colors of the season

September 27, 2000

Colors of the season



In the next few weeks, Mother Nature is expected to transform the region into her palette.

Tri-State area foresters have said the area could be a feast for leaf watchers' eyes, thanks to wet conditions that helped trees recover from three years of drought.

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You can soak in the colors on foot, by car, train or plane.

Engineers with Western Maryland Scenic Railroad will steer you through areas laden with trees. For a bird's-eye view, take a seat in an Eagle Air Inc. plane and let a pilot show you nature's finery within 25 miles of Hagerstown.

There's so much to see, but not much time. The colors generally peak in mid- to late October, depending on the weather, foresters said.

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Give some of these recommended routes a try, or venture off the beaten path and find your own.

There are several routes to take and various modes for reaching them.

Take time to enjoy the leaves while they're pretty. They'll be brown and dried before you know it.

- Meg H. Partington, Staff Writer

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