Grandfather Mountain’s resident black bears enjoy more than just the bear necessities — such as a magnificent view of fall color from their environmental wildlife habitat. Fortunately, the view can be seen from the overlook above their habitat, as well.

Fall color offers a picture perfect frame for the view of Grandfather Mountain from U.S. 221, less than a mile from the park’s main Entrance Gate.

Photos by Victoria Darlington | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation