Asheville is at its Peak
By Tim LeeThe long-awaited peak of the leaf season has arrived in Asheville! Lingering green leaves joined the color party this week and will continue to display a festive blend of golden orange, rusty maroon, sunshine yellow, and deep burgundy for the next week or two. If it's bright beautiful fall color you seek, this weekend is the perfect time to visit Asheville.
Two excellent places to view fall color in Asheville are The North Carolina Arboretum and Biltmore Estate, due to the exceptional diversity of plant life, seasonally landscaped gardens and stunning scenic vistas. In downtown Asheville, Kimberly Avenue is a beautiful drive that stays within city limits, just north of downtown near the historic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. For a longer color-filled ride that stays local, Town Mountain Road and Elk Mountain Scenic Highway also provide excellent views of fall color.