Asheville is fortunate to have one of the most dramatic displays of fall foliage in the country. Extreme elevations, and more than 100 species of deciduous trees, give the Blue Ridge Mountains one of the longest and most vibrant leaf seasons.
As summer wanes, cool mountain air ignites a colorful patchwork of autumn hues across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you choose to hike among fall foliage in search of stunning vistas, take a scenic drive through multi-colored forests, or celebrate the harvest with pumpkin fests, corn mazes, and cups of warm apple cider, you’ll soon come to understand why this season lures leaf peepers back to Asheville year after year.
Seeking the peak? Thanks to the region’s rich bio-diversity and wide range of elevations, Asheville has one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the country. While fall color hunters do have extra time to see peak color, accommodations fill quickly. Reservations should be made as soon as possible.
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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 … read more
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 … read more
Shortly before Mother Nature rolls out her annual show of autumn, an equally impressive rite of fall takes place in the mountains just outside of Asheville: the passing of thousands of migrating monarch butterflies winging their way to Mexico. Tour a … read more
Find Your Perfect Zipline Tour in Asheville Take in the sites of Asheville from a new perspective – by soaring hundreds of feet above the ground. From strictly tree-based courses to courses fit for little ones, here’s a guide to the … read more
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