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. Plan your visit now with the help our weekly fall color report.
Cool mountain air is starting to ignite 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.
When it comes to fall in Asheville, the autumn colors are brilliant and the beer is brewing. Raise a glass in the spirit of Oktoberfest throughout the season. You’ll find the fall season rich with beer festivals. Asheville has more breweries … read more
Get into the Halloween spirit in Asheville with great events that offer spooky fun for all ages. Here are Halloween events in Asheville for 2022! As you get into the spirit of the season, enjoy the fall leaf peeping! Check out our latest fall color … read more
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 … read more
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 … read more
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 … read more
Fall is a magical time in Asheville. The city and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains offer one of the longest fall color seasons in the world — giving you ample time to explore! A guided tour can be the perfect way to experience the stunning … read more
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 … read more
Fall is a truly special time to visit Asheville. Not only can you experience fall in Asheville with stunning leaves and special events but also with the mountain harvest. In addition to many working farms in Asheville, the city is less than a half … read more
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 … read more
Pack a Picnic for Cataloochee Valley A quick trip to the gorgeous Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains offers big rewards. The biggest is getting a close-up view of the majestic elk that weigh up to 900 pounds, making them the largest … read more