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2015 Fall Color: East Fork Overlook

Fall Color Report for October 8, 2015

Fall Color Hunting A colorful view from Rough Ridge (milepost 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). Photo by Robert Stevens.The significant rainfall has finally passed us by and we’ve returned to our normal weather patterns of warm sunny days and cool nights, which are the key ingredients to a stellar fall color season. Fortunately most of the forests were predominantly green across Western

LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tour

5 Haunted Tours in Asheville, N.C.

Tours & Celebrations to Give You Goosebumps... All Year Round A city that has as much history as Asheville is sure to have a few mysteries, and exploring the unknown can sometimes lead down strange and even spooky paths. But do not fear! All of Asheville's haunted and mysterious adventures are fully guided. Phantoms by Foot The Haunted Asheville Tours were developed by renowned

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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

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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 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Fall

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:

Scenic Fall Drive on the Parkway

Fall Scenic Drives: Mid Fall Color

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 drives and day trips for soaking in the autumn beauty in mid-fall. Waterfall Country From Asheville, head south on the Blue Ridge

Fall Color on Charlotte Street

Fall Scenic Drives: Late Color

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 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. Turn right at the light

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