Bass Lake in Blowing Rock grows even more picturesque, as fall color begins to brighten the landscape. Located off U.S. 221 near Blowing Rock, a short drive from Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 294.6, the lake is part of Moses Cone Memorial Park and offers ample easy-access hiking and leaf-looking options, with some of the longer trails leading to the historic Cone Manor House. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation