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Winds are gusting from 30 mph to 40 mph this morning at the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather.  It’s a beautiful day and as many leaves are falling, plenty still remain on the trees.  (Photo by Skip Sickler)

The widespread peak for the area is expected to be this weekend.  Brilliant color can be found all the way down to elevations of 2,500 feet, including the towns of Todd and Spruce Pine.  The area offers a wide variety of ways to experience and enjoy fall color including hiking and biking trails, lazy rivers to fly fish or boat on, scenic drives and great downtown walks in Boone, Blowing Rock and West Jefferson.