Fall foliage ties to tourism
It may not look like it now but fall colors are just around the corner. We'll tell you when to expect the foliage to peak, and the best places to see it.
"If weather conditions hold out and we don't get a lot of wind and rain like we had earlier this week, the trees will hold some of that color until maybe the second week of November," says Benson.
"It's that combination of the shorter day length and those cool, crisp nights that really set those colors," says Benson. "So we're probably in pretty good shape to have another good color season this year."
"When you have enhanced color it gets people wanting to travel a little more. So it's great for the Aquarium and tourism in general," Benson adds.
"What I've seen so far from further north and east, the color reports are doing great up there," Benson states enthusiastically.
"We saw some color changes, yes," says Wayne. "I think it would be real pretty, like you said, if we came back a couple weeks later when everything's changing."
Tours are offered throughout the week and last two hours. A special one-time three and half hour tour is offered for November 2 and rides the entire 34 mile length of the gorge. For more information visit the Explorer web site here.