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Early Fall in Mills River

Fall Color Report for October 13, 2016

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 seven days. Color is still in pockets along the slopes just below the highest elevations, but experts say the leaf changes should now "progress

Early Fall 2016 at Waterrock Knob

Fall Color Report for October 6, 2016

After a slow start to the season, fall color is picking up at the higher elevations around Asheville, N.C., with visible changes every day. Fall Color Guy, Dr. Howard Neufeld of Appalachian State University, says while there is still a lot of green along the slopes, colors will start becoming more noticeable and strong at the high elevations after this weekend and into next week.  Grandfather

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Fall Color Report for September 29, 2016

Fall Color Hunting The first pops of fall color are just beginning to crop up in the highest elevations of the western North Carolina mountains, and an early fall dip into sweater weather looks to accelerate the changing of the leaves.   Many high-elevation spots are still about a week away from seeing their brightest foliage, thanks in part to unseasonably warm weather earlier in

Couple Hiking at Black Balsam at Sunrise

LGBTQ Asheville: Your Best Bets for Gay-Friendly Travel

Asheville, North Carolina’s progressive attitude, vibrant arts scene, and booming nightlife make this a welcoming city for the LGBTQ traveler. While you won’t find a gay district, or “gayborhood,” you will discover a town with a vibrant gay community that is integrated into every aspect of the city’s culture. Discover the best gay-friendly things to do and support

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DeWayne Barton, Founder of Hood Tours

Asheville's African-American History Tours Uncover Voices from Past & Present

Take A Walk Around "The Block" With Hood Tours Founder DeWayne Barton It’s a festive Saturday afternoon in Asheville, N.C.'s Triangle Park on South Market Street, just a few blocks from the city center, and we are greeted by the smell of fish frying, the booming sounds of hip hop, and friendly faces, all set against the backdrop of a vibrantly colored mural. “This

Red Fall Leaves at Sunrise

Nine Fall Travel Packages For an Amazing Autumn

Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its vibrant fall leaf season, and with the change in weather comes plenty of opportunities for peeping some peak color. Local hotels and inns offer an array of accommodations packages for visitors to truly make the most of their autumn trips, wrapping in outdoor and edible adventures, alike. Check out these nine travel packages for getting the most bang for

2015 Fall Color: Winding BRP

Fall Color Forecast 2016: Long Leaf Season Ahead

Autumn in overtime! One of the world's longest fall foliage seasons will get even longer this year. According to biologists and climate scientists, Asheville, North Carolina, and the Blue Ridge Mountains could experience an extended fall leaf season, giving travelers fall vacation opportunities from late September through early November. The extended season is a bonus on what is already

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Downtown Asheville Skyline in Fall

Top 10 Ways to Experience Fall in Asheville

As the weather grows cooler, the brisk mountain air paints the leaves of the forest trees in brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. Given Asheville's climate and the variety of elevations nearby, Asheville enjoys one of the longest and most vibrant fall color seasons in the nation. The first hints of fall arrive in the mountains in early-to-mid September. The fall leaf season often extends well

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Budget-Friendly Ways to Cool Down

Asheville's beat-the-heat adventures In the heart of the summer, with warmer temperatures still creeping into the forecast, there's no better time than now to find unique ways to cool down. Fortunately, you can escape to the mountains of Asheville to find relief from the hot days. Even better, you can leave your wallet at home because these refreshing adventures won't break the bank.

Serafina

From Biltmore to the Forests: Your Guide to the Serafina Experience

Plan an escape that will bring the best-selling novel series to life In the cavernous basement of the Biltmore Estate and in the magical forests surrounding Asheville is a mythical protagonist, 12-year-old Serafina, who has captivated the attention of the nation’s readers. The first chronicle of her daring quest to solve mysteries, Serafina and the Black Cloak , enjoyed an extended stay atop