Fall

Graveyard Fields in Fall

Best Fall Hikes Near Asheville, N.C.

Imagine hearing the leaves crunch under your feet as you feast your eyes on the golds, oranges and reds of autumn that surround you. The iconic trails of the Asheville area can be explored during any season but many of these trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer a truly special experience in the fall. There are few better ways to soak in the colors of fall foliage than with a hike. Find your

Biltmore Late Fall 2016

Asheville, N.C. 2018 Fall Foliage Report and New Fall Adventures

Asheville, N.C., in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, is known for having one of the longest and most colorful fall foliage seasons in the world. Thanks to a large variation in elevation and unmatched biodiversity in the Asheville area, that long color season extends from late September (at the highest locations like Grandfather Mountain and Mount Mitchell) to early November (lower elevation

Asheville Fall Color

Fall Foliage Forecast 2017: Vibrant Leaf Color and New Adventures in Asheville, N.C.

Fall is on the way to Asheville, and our color experts say that ideal conditions are in place for a bright and healthy 2017 fall color show. Stay up to date on fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains with our official fall color forecast and weekly fall foliage reports. And experience the falling leaves and brilliant colors with new adventures and activities. 2017 Fall Foliage Report: Ideal Conditions

Biltmore Late Fall 2016

Fall Color Report for October 27, 2016

Thanks to a late start to the fall foliage season this year, autumn color is bursting in many areas that in years past would have already had their strongest showing. That means Asheville is enjoying an even longer, and later, fall color season than normal, giving you an extended opportunity to see the show well into November. Now is a great time to book your getaway to town. Click HERE to find

Mid Fall Color at Graveyard Fields

Fall Color Report For October 20, 2016

Fall color has come alive throughout the Western North Carolina mountains. Cool mornings this past week have propelled big changes in the leaves. Many high elevation areas above 4,000 feet, such as Rough Ridge and Linn Cove Viaduct, are seeing their brightest color of the season. And now is the time when the mid-elevation areas really begin to shine. The vibrant reds of the maple and black gum

Early Fall in Mills River

Fall Color Report for October 13, 2016

Beautiful sunny days and cool nights are helping to propel fall color forward in Western North Carolina! While fall color is running about a week behind this year, the higher elevations could see their brightest color of the season within the next seven days. Color is still in pockets along the slopes just below the highest elevations, but experts say the leaf changes should now "progress

Early Fall 2016 at Waterrock Knob

Fall Color Report for October 6, 2016

After a slow start to the season, fall color is picking up at the higher elevations around Asheville, N.C., with visible changes every day. Fall Color Guy, Dr. Howard Neufeld of Appalachian State University, says while there is still a lot of green along the slopes, colors will start becoming more noticeable and strong at the high elevations after this weekend and into next week. Grandfather

Stack Rock

Fall Color Report for September 29, 2016

Fall Color Hunting The first pops of fall color are just beginning to crop up in the highest elevations of the western North Carolina mountains, and an early fall dip into sweater weather looks to accelerate the changing of the leaves. Many high-elevation spots are still about a week away from seeing their brightest foliage, thanks in part to unseasonably warm weather earlier in the month. But,

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 late September. The color change picks up steam in the first

2015 Fall Color: Hickory Nut Gorge

Fall Color Report for November 5, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Japanese Maple. Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company.Never fear, leaf-peeping procrastinators, the mountains are still displaying beautiful autumn hues with the best color now reaching into lower elevations around 2,000–2,500 feet in elevation. Around Asheville you’ll still find color in the downtown area and through the tree-lined streets of Biltmore Village.

2015 Fall Color: Yellow Tree

Fall Color Report for October 29, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Color shines on the rolling hills of Biltmore Estate. Photo by Amanda Green Bottoms.This is Asheville’s week to shine as fall color has descended from the highest elevations to areas around the 2,000–3,000 foot range. Many areas above 3,000 feet are now past their prime, but there's plenty of color yet to come as the transition slides down into surrounding

2015 Fall Color: Colorful Canopy

Fall Color Report for October 22, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Color at lower elevations shines near Mount Mitchell. Photo by Appalachian Exposures.The first frosts of the season passed through the mountains this week providing a catalyst for more widespread fall color throughout the mid-range elevations, which include areas immediately surrounding Asheville and those between 2,500 and 3,500 feet, with 3,000 feet being a sweet spot for peak

2015 Fall Color: Winding BRP

Fall Color Report for October 15, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Anyone heading out on a fall color excursion this week will not be disappointed. Fall foliage has reached its peak in the higher elevation (above 5,000 feet) and is now descending into areas between 3,500-4,500 feet. In this mid-elevation range, trees are currently around 50-75% in transition, depending on where you’re viewing. In the Asheville area, the color transition

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 paranormal

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

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 continuing

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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,