Boone Fork Bridge

Boone Fork Bridge

Golden autumn hues frame the Boone Fork Bridge, located near mile 299.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although the bridge itself is still closed due to flood damage from this past spring, the Boone Fork area is beginning to pop with fall color. With temperatures continuing to drop, the color change is becoming much more prevalent with each passing day. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...
MacRae Meadows

MacRae Meadows

A herd of deer forages in MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Cooler temperatures in the Western North Carolina High Country seem to have jump-started the fall color change at higher elevations, while experts anticipate foliage below the 3,500-foot mark to follow suit over the next couple of weeks. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...
Rough Ridge

Rough Ridge

Rough Ridge is an exceptionally popular spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and as one of the most colorful spots during autumn, it’s easy to see why. With access located at Milepost 302.8, this particular trail and ridgeline historically boasts some of the earliest and most vibrant fall color on the parkway, while offering majestic views of the valleys below. Even with this year’s slow-moving color change, Rough Ridge has already been showcasing some of the area’s brightest seasonal hues. As temperatures are predicted to remain cool throughout the week, color development is expected to begin spreading through more...
Woods Walk 2

Woods Walk 2

Grandfather Mountain’s Woods & Walk Picnic Area is starting to show off the colors of the season. According to experts, a forecast of cool weather means the Western North Carolina High Country could start seeing a lot more fall color in the coming week. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation...
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, presentations from fall color experts, hands-on activities for guests of all ages and much more. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...