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…

Fall Color Gallery

Fall Color Gallery

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The Fall Color Ramble

From Oct. 1-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests…

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…

The Fall Color Ramble

The Fall Color Ramble

From Oct. 3-11, guests can enjoy 20-minute guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors.

Fall Color Sketchbook

Designed for enthusiasts with little to no artistic training, this foundation course focuses on creating accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Guided by artist and Carolina…

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…

Linville Falls

Linville Falls

Autumn color flows through Linville Falls, as wet weather arrives in the WNC High Country. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld, Appalachian State University biology professor…

Linville River at Linville Falls

Linville River at Linville Falls

The Linville River rushes past fallen leaves at Linville Falls, located at milepost 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. While the high winds from last…

Linville River

Linville River

Fall color surrounds a footbridge over the Linville River, heading toward Linville Falls. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld, Western North Carolina’s esteemed “Fall Color Guy”…

Split Rock

Split Rock

Fall color comes to Grandfather Mountain’s iconic Split Rock. Today, Oct. 13, the park will host its Fall Color Ramble, featuring guided hikes through fall foliage,…

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…

Flat Rock Overlook

Flat Rock Overlook

Tuesday’s sunset cast the viewscape at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Flat Rock Overlook ablaze with autumn light and fall color, which continues to spread downward…

Black Rock Lot

Black Rock Lot

Autumn’s brilliance is starting to fall on Grandfather Mountain! Although color change has started a little slowly this year, fall foliage can already be spotted…

Rough Ridge

Rough Ridge

Bursts of fall color offer a striking contrast with the fog, as seen this past Saturday at Rough Ridge along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Recent…

Grandmother Mountain

Grandmother Mountain

The view from nearby Grandmother Mountain sees Grandfather Mountain draped in fall colors. While Grandfather Mountain’s leaves peaked last week and this past weekend, the…

Parkway Boulder

Parkway Boulder

Fall color is in full swing along the High Country stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway, as demonstrated in this photo taken near the Linn…

Wilson Creek & Lost Cove Cliffs

Wilson Creek & Lost Cove Cliffs

Gold and orange fall foliage lights up the banks along Wilson Creek, as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather…

Charlotte Skyline

Charlotte Skyline

The Charlotte skyline rises on the horizon some 80 miles away as the crow flies, while fall color dominates the foreground in this view from…