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…

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 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 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…

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…

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”…

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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…

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

The Linn Cove Viaduct remains one of the most popular vantage points from which to take in the High Country’s autumn splendor. Fall color is…

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…

Big Lost Cove Cliffs

Big Lost Cove Cliffs

Pictured this past Thursday, fall color is in full splendor at Big Lost Cove Cliffs near Linville, just north of the Lost Cove Cliffs Overlook…

MacRae Meadows & Camp Yonahnoka

MacRae Meadows & Camp Yonahnoka

Fall color lights up MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain in this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 24. Foliage is currently peaking in many…

Calloway Peak Overlook

Calloway Peak Overlook

Fall color finds its way down the Blue Ridge Parkway, as seen from the View Calloway Peak Overlook at Milepost 299.7. While last Saturday’s high…