Fall color is starting to fall upon Grandfather Mountain. About a week earlier than in 2016, visitors can catch vibrant glimpses of gold, orange and red all throughout the mountain, as this view from the mountain’s Nature Museum toward Linville Peak illustrates. Although still mostly green, foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway is also starting to turn, with significant color visible on hillsides and mountainsides. Photo by Sharon Glatthorn | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation