Fall Color Blog

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Daily Fall Photo: October 26, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 26, 2020

The late portion of the season brings color from more mature sassafras trees, hornbeams, and oaks. The oak trees in particular have been especially varied in hues this year, and vibrant as well. Though color at this elevation is thinning, the drive along the Blue...

Daily Fall Photo: October 25, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 25, 2020

A rainy, foggy day in the High Country obscures the long-range views. But there's something about dreary weather that makes fall colors feel even more vibrant. These maple leaves stand out against a muted and hazy background. The rains were gentle for the most part,...

Daily Fall Photo: October 24, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 24, 2020

As vibrant foliage color makes its way down to lower elevations, a hike along Glen Burney Trail takes you down into the displays. The trail descends 600 feet into the Johns River Gorge, ending at Glen Marie Falls around 2900'. Two other waterfalls, Glen Burney and...


Fall Activities

See ideas for your autumn visit!

Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall Festivals in the High Country

While several local festivals have been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some are still happening with modifications. Be sure to make a note for 2021 for those that had to cancel. Dates change, but in general, each festival is held the same weekend in...

Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

Fall means harvest time, and it brings more to mind than just pumpkin spice... everything. Whether you're looking for a pick-your-own orchard, a corn maze, or just want to take home a taste of fall in the NC Mountains, this list has you covered. From orchards to farm...

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Updated for 2020. Its fall here in the High Country, which means leaf lookers from all around come to see the magnificent autumn colors our beautiful mountains have to offer. There are many fantastic vantage points and gorgeous scenic drives to enjoy!  But if you want...

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

This event is cancelled for 2020.     Many of the usual activities at the Blowing Rock Halloween Festival cannot occur as planned due to regulations and concerns regarding COVID-19. Rather than risk the health of our residents and visitors with modified...

Heirloom Apples in the High Country

Heirloom Apples in the High Country

It's apple season! In the fall, High Country produce stands and farmers markets are bursting with unique apple varieties. In Blowing Rock, local apples are available at Sunset Tees & Hattery and Blowing Rock Market during the fall season. Which apples are best for...

Fishing Near Blowing Rock

Fishing Near Blowing Rock

The High Country's beautiful streams, lakes, and rivers provide wildlife sanctuaries and many recreational opportunities- like fishing! The best times of year to fish for trout here in in the High Country are the spring, fall, and winter months, when the water...

Thanksgiving Day Dining

Thanksgiving Day Dining

Several restaurants and eateries in Blowing Rock will be open on Thanksgiving Day to welcome you! Reservations are required at most. Follow the links provided for more information on each restaurant. PLEASE NOTE: This is the 2019 list. While the same restaurants tend...