Fall Photo Finale

Fall Photo Finale

Today’s photo, taken from nearby Blowing Rock, marks the last in Grandfather Mountain’s 2018…

Seven Devils

Seven Devils

Autumn splendor embraces Grandfather Mountain, as seen from the nearby town of Seven Devils….

Linville River

Linville River

Fall color surrounds a footbridge over the Linville River, heading toward Linville Falls….

Duggers Creek Falls

Duggers Creek Falls

Fallen leaves adorn the rocks at Duggers Creek Falls, a little — and littler-known — waterfall…

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Although many trees have shed their leaves within the High Country’s higher elevations, others…

Big Lost Cove Cliffs

Big Lost Cove Cliffs

Pictured this past Thursday, fall color is in full splendor at Big Lost Cove Cliffs near…

Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College

Fall color bursts into view near a dam at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk. And there should…

Calloway Peak Overlook

Calloway Peak Overlook

Fall color finds its way down the Blue Ridge Parkway, as seen from the View Calloway Peak…

Linn Cove Area

Linn Cove Area

Foliage near the Linn Cove Viaduct area of the Blue Ridge Parkway assumes its autumn hues, as…

Viaduct at Sunset

Viaduct at Sunset

A sunset near the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Linn Cove Viaduct adds some pinks and purples to the…

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

The Linn Cove Viaduct remains one of the most popular vantage points from which to take in the…

Grandfather Mountain hosts Beary Scary Halloween Oct. 27

Grandfather Mountain has mountains of tricks and treats in store for its annual Halloween festival, Beary Scary Halloween, returning Saturday, Oct. 27. The special day features a spooky selection of nature programs, Halloween-themed crafts, a costume contest, animal enrichments and six trick-or-treating locations throughout the mountain. All activities are included with the price of admission, and kids in costume get in for half price.

View from Top Shop

View from Top Shop

Cool, clear days and nights have jump-started fall color in the High Country, as demonstrated…

Boone Fork Bridge

Boone Fork Bridge

Golden autumn hues frame the Boone Fork Bridge, located near mile 299.9 on the Blue Ridge…

MacRae Meadows

MacRae Meadows

A herd of deer forages in MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain. Cooler…

Rough Ridge

Rough Ridge

Rough Ridge is an exceptionally popular spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and as one of the most…

Woods Walk 2

Woods Walk 2

Grandfather Mountain’s Woods & Walk Picnic Area is starting to show off the colors of the…

Split Rock

Split Rock

Fall color comes to Grandfather Mountain’s iconic Split Rock. Today, Oct. 13, the park will…

Cold Prong

Cold Prong

Fall color continues its slow, but steady, progression through the High Country, seen here at…

Stack Rock

Stack Rock

Rain and fog clear for a moment of autumn brilliance near Stack Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway…

Price Lake

Price Lake

Fog clears over Price Lake to showcase reflections of fall color. The leaf change is still…

Stack Rock Creek

Stack Rock Creek

Fall color begins to burst near Stack Rock Creek, near milepost 304 on the Blue Ridge Parkway….

Woods Walk Hike

Woods Walk Hike

Autumn is an ideal time for a hike at Grandfather Mountain — cooler temperatures, crisp air and…

Virgin’s Bower

Virgin’s Bower

Pictured above, virgin’s bower is a vine of many names — wild hops, devil’s hair, woodbine,…