Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Fall Photo: October 27, 2016
Now is the best time to enjoy the views from overlooks like The Blowing Rock attraction. The foliage in the John's River Gorge is showing lots of beautiful shades of red and yellow. Over the weekend and in the coming days, this view will be spectacularly colorful. View from the [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Fall Photo: October 26, 2016
Much of the foliage color in the area is taking on a softer quality, a slight shift from the brighter colors of early fall. Oak trees in the area are showing rich color now, too, and their colors tend to be deep and bold. There appears to be some color [...]
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Fall Photo: October 25, 2016
Downtown Blowing Rock is still decked out in fall finery, despite the local area being just past peak color. Of course, "past peak" doesn't mean all the color is gone. Here's the view of the Chamber of Commerce on Park Avenue. Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Previous Color Update >> [...]
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Fall Photo: October 24, 2016
Though we are just past peak at Blowing Rock's elevation, there is lots of autumn color in town and on the nearby Parkway. The view areas, like those from the Blowing Rock and other local overlooks, are just starting to show color. While maples and poplars are among the earliest [...]
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Fall Photo: October 23, 2016
Tweetsie Railroad is surrounded by ridges full of fall color. Saturday was windy, but there is still lots of foliage left on many trees at this elevation, as seen in this view. Tweetsie Railroad is open for one final weekend before the 2016 season closes! Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock [...]
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Fall Photo: October 22, 2016
Today has been blustery and chilly, feeling more like fall than the warm days of the last week. Peak color is easy to find in the High Country this weekend. Views are filling with warm colors, like this one from the Rocky Knob mountain bike park. The winds from this [...]
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Fall Photo: October 21, 2016
Foliage along the New River is thinning, but still colorful and stunning. This view is from a bend in the river right near the Todd Mercantile. We would definitely recommend stopping in the shop for a taste of the baked goods and a look around at the mountain merchandise. New River [...]
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Fall Photo: October 20, 2016
More peak color could be found at Rough Ridge and the Tanawha Trail on Thursday. There were lots of hikers enjoying the views at sunset. Rough Ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update >> Back to main Fall Page >>
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Fall Photo: October 19, 2016
Peak color is on display in areas around Blowing Rock. At Bass Lake, many of the water-side maples have dropped a lot of their leaves, while those on the ridge around Flat Top Manor are showing beautiful foliage. This maple along the north shore was glowing in the morning sun [...]
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Fall Photo: October 18, 2016
There is so much fall color to enjoy today! Blue skies with big, puffy clouds are providing the perfect backdrop to all the warm hues. Today's feature image is from Railroad Grade Road in Ashe County, which follows the path of the New River for several miles. Peak color is [...]
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