Breath-taking Fall Foliage in North Carolina
Skies bluer than sapphire. Leaves like a blazing sunset, burnished gold and crimson, shimmering in the breeze. The scent of wood smoke on the crisp autumn air. Fall in the North Carolina mountains is an experience visitors return to again and again in order to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains fall foliage.
Hundreds of miles of scenic byways and back country roads wind through the region, with overlooks and turnouts that offer breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains decked out in their finest fall colors.
Along the way, farm stands offer apples just off the tree, fresh cider, and plump pumpkins as orange as the leaves overhead. Corn mazes, hay rides, and fall festivals abound for the delight of “leaf peepers” and residents alike. The colors and beauty of fall foliage in the North Carolina mountains is unforgettable.
Asheville and Blue Ridge Parkay Featured on Today Show
Recently, the city of Asheville, along with the Blue Ridge Parkway, were featured on the Today Show as one of the Top Five places to see fall foliage nationwide. Click here to see.
Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage - See the Fall Colors On the Road and On the Trail
Below are links to some of the magnificent fall color getaways in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. View from your car or motorcycle, or get out in the woods for a close encounter! Blue Ridge Parkway fall foliage is one of the most popular experiences for visitors and residents alike that want to enjoy the incredible colors of autumn and beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some of these sites are featured in specatular photography on romanticasheville.com, shared with us by permission of Mark File.
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Scenic Byways
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Grandfather Mountain
- Chimney Rock
- North Carolina Arboretum
Photo: Fall phenomenon in Jackson County, the "shadow of the bear" appears in late October. Photo by Jerry Jaynes.