Daily Fall Photos
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More Fall activities and posts below the Color Blog!
2023 Daily Fall Photos will begin September 23.
Today is our last day of Daily Fall Photos for the season. We still have some leaves hanging on here and there, but predominantly the color has moved on to lower elevations. It has been a long season with color starting in late September and changing throughout the month of October.
Last week we saw our most impressive colors at our highest elevations. Over the weekend we experienced wind that scattered some of our more vibrant leaves at the ridges of our mountains. However, there are still great colors to be found below 4,500 ft.
Well, we survived the wind this weekend and so did most of the leaves. Due to the later timing of this season, the trees did not lose nearly as many leaves in the wind gusts as they would have if color was further progressed. The weather has been cooler and color is moving along fairly rapidly now.
Discover ideas for your autumn visit!
A few restaurants in Blowing Rock will be open on Thanksgiving Day, and they are ready to welcome you! Reservations are required. Follow the links provided for more information on each restaurant.
2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’ve extended our trail experiences into October! This month we hiked Emerald Outback at Beech Mountain, explored more of Tanawha Trail, took a group hike on Boone United Trail, and strolled around Valle Crucis Community Park.
It’s that time of year again. We are starting to see the changes of Fall here in the High Country. Blowing Rock is an excellent destination for fall color, some might say the best. There are a few reasons why our location is an ideal one with such vibrancy and it all comes down to variety.
Our 2023 Daily Fall Photos begin tomorrow, September 23, and we are so excited! As we prepare to kick off the new season, we are taking a look back at last year’s scenes. We’ve selected ten of our favorites to share with you! See our 10 Best Fall Photos of 2022 below.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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).
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...
We add new events often so if you do not see many listed, check back soon.