Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Photo: October 17, 2016
Fall color is on display across the entire area. While we hesitate to say there is consistent peak color in a given range, there are definitely some spots showing peak color right now. Yesterday's view of the Linn Cove Viaduct is one example. There are maples all over Blowing Rock [...]
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Fall Photo: October 16, 2016
The areas around Grandfather Mountain are showing spectacular color today! This coming week will be an optimal time to enjoy fall foliage in the High Country. We just want to share several photos from this morning! Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway elevation 4100 feet More from near [...]
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Fall Photo: October 15, 2016
We are getting very close to peak color here in Blowing Rock. There are a few isolated spots that are showing max color, but many look like this view on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Higher elevations, like those around Grandfather Mountain, should be showing more color. We plan to revisit [...]
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Fall Photo: October 14, 2016
Broyhill Park in downtown Blowing Rock is a favorite scenic spot in the area. Today, you can see plenty of fall color in the shrubs surrounding the park.  There is more color coming on the trees, and the view here will get even prettier as the week progresses.    Broyhill [...]
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Fall Photo: October 13, 2016
According to Dr. Howard Neufeld, "Fall Color Guy" and professor of biology at Appalachian State University, cool mornings, moderate daytime temperatures and abundant sunshine have accelerated leaf color development in the High Country. In fact, since last weekend, hillsides in the 3,000 to 4,500 elevation range have seen a 30 [...]
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Fall Photo: October 12, 2016
Foliage in the area is getting more vibrant every day as we get closer to peak color. Forecasters are predicting peak conditions at higher elevations this weekend. Right now, the drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain is among the most colorful tours of the [...]
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Fall Photo: October 11, 2016
There is more fall color to enjoy every day. These maples at the top of Green Hill Road have been shifting over the last week, but it seems like most of the color seen here happened overnight! It's beautiful in the High Country right now. While many places are still [...]
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