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A cloudy start to the day still didn’t hide the emerging color in town. Our elevation won’t see peak color for a while yet, but views continue to get more colorful. Today’s photos were taken along Valley Boulevard by the trailhead for the Middle Fork Greenway.¬†

Valley Blvd in Blowing Rock

Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock
Elevation around 3500 feet

Once complete, the Middle Fork Greenway will connect Blowing Rock to Boone with a path along the Middle Fork of the New River. A completed portion is accessible now, running one mile from Tweetsie Railroad, by Mystery Hill, and on to a pocket park with picnic tables. The trailhead is located in Blowing Rock, offering parking for vehicles and bicycles. Here’s a view of the current foliage at the trailhead: