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2015 Color Report: Silver Run Falls

Fall Color Report for October 1, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Colorful leaves light up MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain. Photo by Skip Sickler and courtesy of Grandfather Mountain.What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, our fall color hunters reported early patches of color in areas that don’t typically transition until later in the season, and it appeared we were on course for an earlier color schedule than usual.

Amy Ager | Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Experience Farm Life in Asheville

Down on the farm Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) devotes itself wholeheartedly to fostering the area’s local-food movement. For the last two decades, the nonprofit group has carried out this mission by helping local farms thrive, linking food growers with buyers and generally creating a healthier community through these

2015 Color Report: Linville Peak from Cliffside

Fall Color Report for September 24, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Asheville is getting its first glimpse of autumn hues popping up around the mountains and it won’t be much longer until peak fall color is widespread. The weather across the mountains has so far provided the perfect recipe for spectacular fall color. Mickey Shortt, the chief naturalist at Grandfather Mountain, says, "We've had a lot of nice, bright, sunny days in

Monarch - Hop 'n Blueberry Farm

Where to See the Monarch Butterfly Migration in Asheville

Shortly before fall in Asheville and the Great Smoky Mountains, thousands of Monarch butterflies pass through the Asheville area as they migrate south to Mexico. The butterflies travel more than 2,000 miles on their journey, and we're fortunate that Western North Carolina is right along their route!  When to see Monarch butterflies in Asheville, NC From the middle of September and

Two men holding hands ziplining through forest with fall-colored leaves at Navitat

See Beautiful Aerial Views of Asheville’s Fall Colors

See Splendid Fall Views From The Air With glowing reds and brilliant yellows sprayed across the mountains, fall in Asheville is a season to behold. But for those with just a little bit more adventurous spirit, here’s a suggestion: How about getting the most unique view of the fall leaves of all from the air? Whether you’re looking for a peaceful float or a heart-pounding freefall, here

Motorcycle Blue Ridge Parkway

Scenic Fall Routes on a Motorcycle

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 Visitor Center. Make sure to stop by the Museum and see its collection of over 300 antique American motorcycles and automobiles. NOTE:

Fall Drive

Fall Scenic Drives: Middle to Low Elevations

When the fall color reaches the middle elevations (about 2,500-4,000 feet), it brightens the mountainsides and begins to show up like candy dots in the valleys. While the highest elevation areas such as Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell have peaked by this time, they still make great vantage points for the changes happening below. If you want to be in the thick of it all, a scenic drive through

Chimney Rock State Park Fall Color 2018

Fall Scenic Drives: Late Season Color

From late October to early November (varies slightly each year), 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 up-to-date on the most colorful foliage. Reems Creek Valley Follow US Highway 19/23 north from Asheville to the New Stock Road exit 21.

Linn Cove Viaduct in the Fall

Fall Scenic Drives: Early Color

A first look at fall color near Asheville, NC 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 up-to-date on the most colorful foliage. Scenic Route #1: Grandfather Mountain/The High Country Located at Blue Ridge

Appalachian Allure

Top 8 Sunset Spots in Asheville, N.C.

The Best Places to Catch a Scenic Sunset The Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color. People travel from all over the world to see the nightly show. We asked our social media fans to share their favorite places to watch the sunset in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Here are the results! 1. The Omni Grove Park Inn

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