Fall color is on the rise at Grandfather Mountain, as fiery red maple leaves burst on their branches. Recent cool weather seems to have flipped the switch on fall foliage, with numerous trees at various elevations shedding their summer hues for their autumn counterparts.

Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Fall color frames the moonrise atop Grandfather Mountain on Sept. 30, 2020.

Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation