Click here for the 2012 fall color gallery

Today’s forecast calls for clouds and occasional daytime rain.   During overcast weather, autumn leaves sometimes stand out even more against the green and gray of a mountain landscape as illustrated in this Skip Sickler photo taken near Grandfather’s Top Shop parking area.

A drive might be the desired way to see fall color in the wet weather and the leaf change is becoming more prominent on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Blowing Rock to Grandfather

This is the first weekend of Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Trail Festival and a long list of autumn events are still to come.  For more information on upcoming events in the High Country or for area travel information, please visit

Click here for tips for visiting Grandfather in fall color season.