Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 17
Sunset is an ideal time to take a fall drive along the Parkway. The warmth in the light turns everything golden and red. This view of the carriage trails at Moses Cone Memorial Park takes on a burnished quality, making even the remaining green leaves look yellowed. In the area, [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 16
Peak color in the area means that nearly every drive is a beautiful one. Particularly, the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Boone, Blowing Rock, and Deep Gap areas is incredible today, and should be for several more days. This means that the Parkway can be very busy, so if you [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 15
Elk Knob State Park is located in the northern part of Watauga County, close to the Tennessee state line. The area is largely rural and undeveloped, which means beautiful scenery and views. Elk Knob is the third tallest mountain in the county, after Grandfather Mountain and Snake Mountain, with an [...]
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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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Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Color Blog
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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