Why simply be a leaf peeper, when you can come to Asheville and experience a full range of autumn adventures? From mellow and cultural to extreme and unforgettable. Get quiet inspiration on a colorful fall foliage hike, or get your heart pounding with epic views of the fall leaves from the air. Take a scenic fall drive, or get adventurous and go on a Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle ride.
The unique range of elevations and bio-diversity in the Western North Carolina mountains gives this area one of the longest foliage seasons in the U.S. That means that there will be fall color somewhere, whenever you choose to join us. Find out where the color is best and brightest on our weekly fall color report.
The 2012 fall leaf season is almost upon us! Starting in September, check back here for up to date information on the best locations to discover brilliant fall color.Click for more information.
Roads and trails in the Asheville area are great for all experience levels, and all boast amazing views of mountain scenery.Click for more information.
Find out what's happening in Asheville with this searchable database of Asheville events, or see all events currently in the calendar.Click for more information.
Downtown Asheville is a rare place. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size. Find out more about thriving and energetic downtown Asheville.Click for more information.
Sure you can do the typical fall tour by putting on some comfortable shoes, grabbing your binoculars and camera, and heading out. Consider a fall tour twist—experience unique leaf looking via whitewater kayak, Segway, Jeep, train or llama.Click for more information.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful float or a heart-pounding freefall, view fall foliage from the air on one of Asheville’s many high altitude adventures. Sky dive, rock climb or ride a hot air balloon for fall color to the extreme.Click for more information.
With nearly 250 independent restaurants, Asheville’s culinary scene comes alive in fall as creative chefs and locally-grown produce make for the ultimate autumn harvest.Click for more information.
With the days growing cooler and fall foliage brightening every peak, autumn allows locals and visitors to soak in the area’s vibrant arts and crafts scene, from scenic craft heritage drives to arts or crafts classes to gallery hopping.Click for more information.
Explore nature from a new perspective. Glide across tree tops and traverse sky bridges on a unique canopy adventure tour.Click for more information.
With more than 2,000 miles of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding mountain terrain, Asheville has plenty of off-road paths. For a smooth ride, grab a road bike and venture onto America’s favorite scenic highway, the Blue Ridge Parkway.Click for more information.
This 60-minute guided tour delves into the design of Biltmore House and promises picture-perfect panoramic views from the house’s rooftop and balconies.Click for more information.
From the middle of September and continuing for several weeks, the monarchs make their way through the Western North Carolina mountains, one of the few altitudes where the migration can be witnessed by humans.Click for more information.