Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Fall Photo: September 25, 2017
The first hints of color are showing on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain. This view can be enjoyed from the Beacon Heights Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305.2 (Blowing Rock is at mp 294). Today was another beautifully warm day. In fact, Grandfather Mountain's color report for this [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 24, 2017
While peak color for Blowing Rock's elevation is still some time away, there are plenty of pops of color around town. Particularly on maple trees. Here, the maples in  front of Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters on Sunset Drive are showing scarlet against bright green. What a beautiful Sunday to be out [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 23, 2017
Today, a view from Beech Mountain shows that there is still a lot of green in the valleys below. These lower elevations typically show widespread color near the end of the fall foliage season.   Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update >> Back to main Fall Page >>
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Daily Fall Photo: September 22, 2017
A sunny morning turned rainy as we headed over to Trout Lake to see how the fall color is developing there. It's clearly making a start, though there is still a lot of green showing for now.   Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update >> Back to main Fall [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 21, 2017
Early morning light highlights the emerging color in Blowing Rock Memorial Park in today's photo. There is still plenty of green foliage left on the trees, so there will be more to enjoy in the coming weeks! Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update >> Back to main Fall Page [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 20, 2017
It was a perfect morning for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway! There was some clean-up required on the Parkway after Hurricane Irma, and many sections were closed for a time. Only one section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Craggy Gardens (MP 375 to 355) remains closed as [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 19, 2017
Today's view is lakeside at Chetola Resort, located right in town. You can see that one maple is putting on a show much sooner than its neighbor, while the slightest hints of color are peeking through the green on the ridge in the distance. Tomorrow: a little higher elevation on [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 18, 2017
Happy fall, y'all! Ok, so it's a little early. The first day of Autumn is this Friday, but we have been noticing some color development and wanted to share! Crisp mornings and sunny days have brought an earlier start to fall color in the area this season. It's still too [...]
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Fall Photo: October 29, 2016
We will close our Daily Fall Photos this season with an image from today's Halloween Festival in downtown Blowing Rock. Several maple trees in Memorial Park are still clinging to bright foliage, though about half have dropped their leaves. That's typical at this elevation right now. Since the best of [...]
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Fall Photo: October 28, 2016
Drives along local roads and highways are still spectacularly colorful. This shot was snapped from the passenger seat, the perfect place to enjoy the late-season color show. Old Highway 421 near Deep Gap elevation 3325 This weekend is still a good time to enjoy fall displays in the High Country. [...]
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