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MP 289.8 – Yadkin Valley Overlook

MP 289.8 – Yadkin Valley Overlook

This view at Yadkin Valley Overlook is very similar to the one from Thunder Hill Overlook, the next one going south on the Parkway. The pull off area is small, leaving little room for parking. However, it’s still an excellent view for stargazing and sunrise...
Mountains to Sea Trail Birthday Hikes

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 birthday each year in September. Join one of 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns across the state! From Cherokee to Nags Head, you’ll find hikes from one...

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...