Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 14
This is the week to enjoy a wide range of foliage in the High Country! According to the local "Fall Color Guy" and experts at Grandfather Mountain, "this is the peak week for the Blowing Rock-to-Grandfather Mountain section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Forests below 3,000 feet are still predominantly [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 13
While most of the region is showing fantastic fall color, there are some spots in the area that are more wind-blown than others. Price Park is one of them, but several trees are still hanging on to colorful leaves. Today's photos are not meant to show the state of foliage [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 12
The views from Rough Ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway were amazing today! The trail was busy with people hoping to enjoy the sunset with peak color, and I think it’s safe to say that none of them were disappointed. The trail that leads from Rough Ridge Overlook on the [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 11
The sun has returned today, and the foliage is really lighting up in the entire area. Today's image was taken in Ashe County, where elevations are a bit lower than Blowing Rock. The color is really starting to fill in. Tomorrow, we'll head up to higher elevations to try to [...]
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Daily Photo- October 10
Light rain and heavy mists and fog in the area today make long-distance color viewing difficult. However, the mists always add a certain beauty to the scene, so there is still plenty to enjoy about a foggy fall day in the High Country. If you have the chance in the [...]
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Daily Photo- October 9
Downtown Blowing Rock is just beautiful right now. Often, it seems that trees along roadsides and in developed areas show color before those on surrounding hillsides, and the trees in town are certainly demonstrating. Today's main photo was taken in Memorial Park on Main Street, where plenty of people were [...]
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Daily Photo- October 8
After a beautiful morning, the clouds returned for the evening. Despite that, the leaves in town still light up the scene!  Some rain is in the forecast for this weekend, offering chances to see the vibrant leaves cloaked in mists and fog, which is just as spectacular as a sunny [...]
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Daily Photo- October 7
Today's photo is from the top of Appalachian Ski Mountain along Flat Top Road in Blowing Rock. The elevation at this vantage point is about 3600 feet. It’s evident from this long range view that more color will be here soon. Some trees (like the yellow maple in the bottom [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 6
The High Country is set to begin showing amazing fall color, now that cloudy skies have cleared. Warm tones are showing in pockets all over, and views along the Blue Ridge Parkway don't disappoint. While driving south to Grandfather Mountain, it is evident that there are a few places where [...]
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Daily Photo: October 5
The sun is back! We saw lots of blue sky and sunshine today. It was a beautiful day, and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the increasing fall foliage. Today's photo is from the community of Fleetwood in Ashe County. This stand of trees is showing vibrant color against a clear [...]
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