Chimney Rock State Park

In the foothills of Hickory Nut Gorge you’ll discover this North Carolina treasure, boasting a 404-foot waterfall and 75-mile views.

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Chimney Rock Park in Fall
Winding Trails, Wildlife and Waterfalls

by Jacqui Castle
The scenery at Chimney Rock State Park possesses a magnetic draw for tourists and locals alike. Over…

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Eyes to the Sky: A Fall Experience to Remember

by Jacqui Castle
Fall is a favorite time here in Western North Carolina, when the cooling weather provides ideal…

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Mid Fall Color at Graveyard Fields

Fall Color Report For October 20, 2016

by Fall Color Hunter

Fall color has come alive throughout the Western North Carolina mountains. Cool mornings this past week have propelled big changes in the leaves. Many high elevation areas above 4,000 feet, such as Rough Ridge and Linn Cove Viaduct, are seeing their … read more

Early Fall in Mills River

Fall Color Report for October 13, 2016

by Fall Color Hunter

Beautiful sunny days and cool nights are helping to propel fall color forward in Western North Carolina! While fall color is running about a week behind this year, the higher elevations could see their brightest color of the season within the next … read more

Downtown Asheville Skyline in Fall

Top 10 Ways to Experience Fall in Asheville

by Jason Tarr

As the weather grows cooler, the brisk mountain air paints the leaves of the forest trees in brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. In the mountains surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, fall color experts are forecasting a longer-than-usual fall … read more

Sweeping mountain views, great food, and lively music create the vibe in Asheville

50 Things to Do in Asheville

by Del Holston

If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flare of this … read more

Fall Color on Charlotte Street

Fall Scenic Drives: Late Color

by Asheville Insider

From late October through early November, lower elevations around the Asheville area feature stunning color, which you can enjoy on these late-season scenic drives. Since the color changes happen often, visit our weekly leaf reports to stay … read more

Family Making Smores at Winter Lights

Festive Happenings for Your Holiday Getaway

by Mark File

Asheville is well known for extravagant  Christmas celebrations at Biltmore  and sweet  gingerbread displays at The Omni Grove Park Inn , but the season also offers many holiday events and tours for the whole family. Here's just a … read more

Pottery 48 Hr FAM June 2014

From the Earth to the Arts: Get Totally Involved in Asheville

by Susan Dosier

Asheville is a great place to WATCH—the people, the events, the crowds and the changing scenery—but it is an even better place to DO. Visitors explore the natural world, create art and make music. Here’s what can happen in just a … read more

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Eyes to the Sky: A Fall Experience to Remember

by Jacqui Castle

Fall is a favorite time here in Western North Carolina, when the cooling weather provides ideal conditions for exploring all that this area has to offer. The changing leaves along the Blue Ridge Parkway present a feast for the eyes, and the migration … read more