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Fall Color Rambles ramble on

Fall Color Rambles ramble on

As fall color continues to grace Grandfather Mountain, the nonprofit nature park has extended its Fall Color Ramble guided walks. Fall Color Rambles are brief,…

Fall in the Fog

Fall in the Fog

Vibrant fall color stretches along U.S. 221 toward Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Linn Cove Viaduct. Fog and drizzle can make for ideal…

Fall on the Rise

Fall on the Rise

Fall color is on the rise at Grandfather Mountain, as fiery red maple leaves burst on their branches. Recent cool weather seems to have flipped…

Farewell to Fall

A seasonal display at Linville Land Harbor bids farewell to fall in the WNC High Country. Today’s entry marks the last in Grandfather Mountain’s 2020…

Linville Falls

Linville Falls

Patches of fall color brighten an otherwise cloudy day at Linville Falls (milepost 316.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). Although fall color is now waning…

Blue Ridge Parkway & Elk River Falls

Blue Ridge Parkway & Elk River Falls

Although leaves in the WNC High Country are past their peak, certain areas continue to shine, especially between Stack Rock Creek and Rough Ridge on…

Seven Devils

Seven Devils

Grandfather Mountain and its famous profile are bathed in fall color, as viewed from the nearby town of Seven Devils. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld,…

Two Bridges

Two Bridges

The Linn Cove Viaduct is flanked by Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge in the distance, as fall color spreads along the mountain’s ridgelines. Fall…

Over the Half Moon for Autumn

Over the Half Moon for Autumn

On Grandfather Mountain, fall color is on the rise — literally. October has arrived, and with it the kaleidoscopic display of fall foliage.Pictured from Half…

Anvil Rock

Anvil Rock

While much of the fall color has peaked on Grandfather Mountain, there is still plenty to be found, as this scene from Grandfather’s Anvil Rock…

Near Rough Ridge

Near Rough Ridge

While fog typically obstructs views, during autumn, it can serve as a striking contrast for vibrant fall color, as seen here near Rough Ridge on…

Autumn Viewfinder

Autumn Viewfinder

You don’t necessarily need a viewfinder to see fall color spreading along Grandfather Mountain’s slopes into the surrounding mountains below — but it certainly couldn’t…

Leaves & Lily Pads

Leaves & Lily Pads

Colorful fall foliage adds a different sort of depth to Bass Lake in nearby Blowing Rock. Today marks the final entry in Grandfather Mountain’s 2021…

Split Rock

Split Rock

Grandfather Mountain’s Split Rock may literally be divided, but fall color vistas from this particular area are wholly stunning. With cool weather and sunshine in…

The Top

The Top

Most people look to the treetops for fall color, but on Grandfather Mountain, leaf-lookers can also direct their gaze downward. Spruce fir evergreens are nestled…

Lost Cove Cliffs

Lost Cove Cliffs

Fall color descends from the Blue Ridge Parkway toward Lost Cove Cliffs. Experts report that leaves are currently peaking in color at 3,000 feet and…

Bear-ly Autumn

Bear-ly Autumn

Yonahlossee, one of Grandfather Mountain’s resident black bears, cools off in her pond, while enjoying a close-up view of some already fallen fall color. Fall…

Beacon Heights & Lost Cove Cliffs

Beacon Heights & Lost Cove Cliffs

Grandfather Mountain spans the horizon with accompanying fall color, as seen from nearby Beacon Heights (milepost 305.2) on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Meanwhile, fall color…

Bass Lake & Cone Manor

Bass Lake & Cone Manor

The historic Cone Manor rests above Bass Lake in nearby Blowing Rock, as fall color continues to adorn the shoreline and hillsides. Fall color beams…

Linn Cove Viaduct 2

Linn Cove Viaduct 2

The remnants of Hurricane Delta may have drenched the WNC High Country, but fall color held fast to shine another day — as seen during…

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

The Linn Cove Viaduct area on the Blue Ridge Parkway is beaming with brilliant fall color. Experts anticipate this particular area and others nearby to…

Bear Habitat

Bear Habitat

Grandfather Mountain’s resident black bears enjoy more than just the bear necessities — such as a magnificent view of fall color from their environmental wildlife…

Price Lake

Price Lake

Fall color splashes onto the shores of Price Lake along the Blue Ridge Parkway. With weekend temperatures taking a significant dip, experts expect to see…

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

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