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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

Sweeping mountain views, great food, and lively music create the vibe in Asheville

50 Things to Do in Asheville

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 Southern Appalachia getaway, here are 50 ideas to help you see, do, and explore the best Asheville has to offer. #1 Downtown Asheville

Convertible on Parkway

Scenic Drives for Any Season

There’s Always Something Around the Bend in Asheville You don’t have to travel far from Asheville to become immersed in natural beauty. The topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains lends itself to some of the best scenic drives and awe-inspiring panoramic views you’ll find in the southeast. Within minutes, find yourself surrounded by the same forests, waterfalls and vistas that

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  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: North Carolina

Looking Glass Falls

6 Drive-By Waterfalls: A Windshield Tour for All to Enjoy

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 enjoy from the road. And they are all free to visit! Looking Glass Falls This 60-foot beauty in the Pisgah National Forest is one of the most

Scenic Fall Drive on the Parkway

Fall Scenic Drives: Mid Color

By mid-October, the fall color is generally moving down to mountain slopes and overall color is beginning to become its most brilliant. Since peak color changes often, 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 at the height of leaf season. Waterfall Country From Asheville,

Fall Color on Charlotte Street

Fall Scenic Drives: Late Color

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 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

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

5 Things You Need to Know About Fall in Asheville

5 Things You Need to Know About Fall in Asheville

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 peak color arrive in Asheville? When should I book my accommodations? We thought we would help you prepare for the fast-approaching fall foliage

Fall Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Craft Your Fall Adventure in Asheville

Discover WNC’s Craft Culture Along Area Byways Fall in Western North Carolina brings leaf peepers from near and far who crave the sight of brilliant fall foliage; the crunch of a just-picked apple; and a cup of warm cider on a chilly evening. It also brings food fans who come for the wide variety of seasonal food, beer, hard cider and other tempting spirits. This is autumn in Asheville.