Stories with Grandfather Mountain

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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

Linn Cove Viaduct in the Fall

Fall Scenic Drives: Early Color

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. Since peak color changes often, visit our weekly leaf reports to stay up-to-date on the most colorful foliage. Grandfather Mountain Located at Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 305, you can view

Foggy Grandfather Swinging Bridge

You Shall See Wonders: A Day at Grandfather Mountain

Visit an Internationally Renowned Nature Preserve, Just 90 Minutes from Asheville Shakespeare is staring at me. The cleverly named barred owl is perched on the leather glove of Grandfather Mountain 's head naturalist. It's as if the bird knows I mistakenly thought a mourning dove cooing was an owl hooting this morning—just one of the revelations I've had during this educational