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 green, and they will likely turn in the next two weeks. As it stands, the peak color is from about approximately 5,000 feet or so down to about 3,000 feet.”
Here in Blowing Rock, the color is increasing every day. Today, quintessentially perfect fall weather (warm sun, crisp & chilly breezes, and clear, blue skies) made the views even better. Vibrant displays, like the one by this firey maple at Broyhill Park, can be found almost everywhere you look.
Here’s a view from just down the street, with the late afternoon sun lighting up the color in the trees at the top of John’s River Road.