Farewell to Fall

Farewell to Fall

Today marks the last day of entries for Grandfather Mountain’s 2019 Fall Color Gallery. Fall color in the Western North Carolina High Country is officially…

September 2013

NIGHTTIME ADVENTURES AWAIT OCTOBER 5 Grandfather Mountain is excited to announce the return of “Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight” this October.  This after…

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…

GUIDED WALKS SHOWCASE FALL FOLIAGE

As fall approaches the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain remains one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the South. One way guests can enjoy fall…

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…

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…

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…

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Fall color complements the sunrise at Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge. So far, the color change is most evident in the High Country’s higher…

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…

Snowy Autumn

Snowy Autumn

Come the morning of Nov. 1, Grandfather Mountain saw a different type of fall color. Halloween brought tricks rather than treats, with a cold front…

Peaks & Bridge

Peaks & Bridge

Grandfather Mountain’s lofty peaks are framed by fall foliage in MacRae Meadows, located at the mountain’s base. The park has seen considerable color development just…

October 2013

FALL COLOR UPDATE Crisp autumn weather has brought the first splashes of fall color to Grandfather Mountain and with sunny days in the forecast for…

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…

Fall Color Gallery

Fall Color Gallery

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2012 FALL COLOR GALLERY

A daily look on where to find the best fall color on Grandfather and the surrounding areas. Click here for the 2012 fall color gallery Click…

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…

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…

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…

Fall Photo Finale

Fall Photo Finale

Today’s photo, taken from nearby Blowing Rock, marks the last in Grandfather Mountain’s 2018 Fall Color Gallery. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld, professor of biology…