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 flair of this … read more
With miles of awe-inspiring beauty to behold, find yourself whisked away to breathtaking heights on one of Asheville’s many scenic drives.
View the changing autumn color at many elevations in one afternoon, with the wind in your hair Our friends at Dale's Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley helped us put together some favorite motorcycle rides, leaving from the Asheville … read more
Easy-to-see cascades in the Blue Ridge Mountains The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville are home to thousands of beautiful cascades. While most are in remote areas or require a hike to see, here are half a dozen waterfalls that you can easily … read more
By mid-October, the fall color is generally moving down to mountain slopes and overall color is beginning to become its most brilliant. Visit our weekly leaf reports to stay up-to-date on the most colorful foliage. Here are just a few splendid scenic … read more
Catch the grand color finale 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 … read more
A first look at fall color In the early fall, trees begin changing color at the highest elevations surrounding the Asheville area, so head out on these scenic drives in late September and early October. Visit our weekly fall color reports to stay … read more
Top tips for your best leaf peeping getaway Beginning in mid-July, the phone begins to ring at the Asheville Visitor Center with travelers asking about the upcoming fall color season. Will the fall leaf color be "good" this year? When will … read more
Discover Appalachian Craft Art Culture Along Area Byways As you travel mountain roads splashed with brilliant fall color, it's easy to understand why Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains have inspired artists and craftspeople for generations. … read more
The seed was planted for a scenic road through the Blue Ridge Mountains when North Carolina geologist Joseph Hyde Pratt proposed a mountain toll roll stretching from Marion, VA, to Tallulah, GA. World War I halted work on the road, but the idea of a … read more
Fresh sounds from local artists.