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Mountains to Sea Trail Birthday Hikes

Friends of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) invites hikers of all skill levels to help celebrate the trail’s 42nd birthday September 6-8. Join one of 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns across the state! From Cherokee to Nags Head, you’ll find hikes from one to...

Fall Photo: October 22, 2016

Today has been blustery and chilly, feeling more like fall than the warm days of the last week. Peak color is easy to find in the High Country this weekend. Views are filling with warm colors, like this one from the Rocky Knob mountain bike park. The winds from this...

Fall Photo: October 16, 2016

The areas around Grandfather Mountain are showing spectacular color today! This coming week will be an optimal time to enjoy fall foliage in the High Country. We just want to share several photos from this morning! Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway elevation...

Fall Photo: October 15, 2016

We are getting very close to peak color here in Blowing Rock. There are a few isolated spots that are showing max color, but many look like this view on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Higher elevations, like those around Grandfather Mountain, should be showing more color. We...

Fall Photo: October 11, 2016

There is more fall color to enjoy every day. These maples at the top of Green Hill Road have been shifting over the last week, but it seems like most of the color seen here happened overnight! It’s beautiful in the High Country right now. While many places are...