Color abounds along the Linville River with a transitioning canopy overhead and many leaves that have already fallen. The color will peak in this area over the next week. (Photo by Skip Sickler)
The Grandfather Mountain attraction and Grandfather Mountain State Park are not affected by the national government shutdown and remain open to visitors. While facilities along the Blue Ridge Parkway are closed, the road remains open and is a great place to see fall color, especially between Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock, NC.