Fall Color Blog
More Fall activities and posts below the Color Blog!
2022 Daily Fall Photos will begin October 1.
Fall Color Update: October 21, 2022
Many of the leaves we were admiring for their show-stopping color just a week ago have now fallen and stacked up along the trails. They smell great, and are fun to crunch underfoot, however, we are past peak at Blowing Rock’s elevation.
Fall Color Update: October 18, 2022
We are halfway through the season, and we’re starting to see leaf fall as we are past peak in the higher elevations, think 4000 ft and above. However, there is still significant color in the 3000 – 3800 ft. range.
Fall Color Update: October 14, 2022
We are loving the leaves right now, and are making a point to enjoy them before they fall completely. We have seen significant leaf fall in the past few days due to some rain on Wednesday and overnight winds on Thursday.
Daily Fall Photos
Discover ideas for your autumn visit!
Fishing Near Blowing Rock
The High Country’s beautiful streams, lakes, and rivers provide wildlife sanctuaries and many recreational opportunities- like fishing! The best times of year to fish for trout here in in the High Country are the spring, fall, and winter months, when the water temperature is between 45° and 65°. Our waters offer excellent opportunities for catching brown, brook, and rainbow trout.
Foggy Weather Suggestions
What do you do in Blowing Rock when the fog has set in and you can’t see the natural splendor? Read on for some local activity suggestions while you wait out a foggy day.
Family Friendly Choose & Cut Itinerary
Head to Blowing Rock for a family friendly choose & cut tree experience. Start the trip off with a stroll in our festively lit downtown. Don’t miss a twinkle light with this itinerary designed to maximize family fun!
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
Join Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation for tons of FREE fun with a full afternoon of spooky activities! From downtown trick-or-treating to the famous Monster March, this is among the best Halloween events for kids of ALL ages. Memorial Park, located right in the middle of downtown, is the center for all the fun!
Thanksgiving Day Dining
Several restaurants and eateries in Blowing Rock will be open on Thanksgiving Day to welcome you! Reservations are required at most. Follow the links provided for more information on each restaurant.
High Country Halloween Roundup
There’s lot of Halloween fun in the High Country! Some is scary, some is just a little spooky.
Follow the title links for details about all these events!
8 Fun Picnic Spots in Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock is an excellent place to go on a picnic. Whether you’re looking for a romantic date, a fun lunch with friends, or a family memory, a picnic can be a great option. We’ve compiled a list of picnic locations in and around Blowing Rock that are beautiful and versatile!
Fall Festivals in the High Country
Fall events make the season extra festive! If you have missed a fall festival, note the timing of individual events to plan ahead for the following year. Dates change, but in general, each festival is held the same weekend in each year (ex: Woolly Worm Festival is the third weekend in October).
Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock is home to several waterfalls, and there are even more to be found in the nearby region. See below for directions to more than a dozen waterfall viewing sites. Several require hiking, so they are arranged by trail difficulty. Each of these falls is...
5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock
The warm light creates the evening "golden hour" when everything is cast in a glow. Sunset light enhances fall colors, too! Check out these beautiful, no-hike sunset spots for a perfect end to your day whether with your friends, your significant other, or alone with...
High Country Wine Trail
The High Country has a wine trail! If you haven’t visited our local wineries, you’re in for a real treat. Great wine and beautiful views combine for a unique experience at each location. Grandfather Mountain Winery is in Foscoe, just to the northwest of Blowing Rock....
Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!
Fall means harvest time, and it brings more to mind than just pumpkin spice... everything. Whether you're looking for a pick-your-own orchard, a corn maze, or just want to take home a taste of fall in the NC Mountains, this list has you covered. From orchards to farm...
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Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Blowing Rock, NC 28605