Asheville Named Best Place to Start A Fall Foliage Tour
According to Livability.com Asheville is considered the number one spot to begin a fall foliage tour. They cite Asheville's beautiful scenery, vibrant colors and multitude of autumn activities behind the designation. The fall leaf color continues to roll through the Asheville area so be sure to stay up date with weekly updates at Fall In The Mountains.
From the Livability website:
Fall may just be the best time to visit one of America's most lavish homes – Biltmore in Asheville, NC. This century-old hideaway becomes surrounded by mountains glowing with autumn beauty. Thrill and chill seekers alike can find ways to enjoy the sights of autumn in Asheville. If the thought of adrenaline gets your blood moving, then a zipline tour through the forest or a climb on craggy rocks will make your heart race. There's also Segway tours, Jeep tours and guided canoe trips.
Prefer a more relaxed adventure? Take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway and observe the beauty of one of the country’s longest-lasting color displays from the comfort of your own car. Known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the Blue Ridge Parkway offers amazing vistas and views of fall foliage. There are dozens of don't miss views along this road. In its almost 500-mile span, this road intersects Asheville four times, winding in and out of the bustling city.
The city plays host to a number of fall festivals, music events and performances, and there are more than 40 small farmers markets located in the region.
October 21, 2011