Grandfather Mountain’s lofty peaks are framed by fall foliage in MacRae Meadows, located at the mountain’s base. The park has seen considerable color development just over the weekend, and Appalachian State University biologist and “Fall Color Guy” Dr. Howie Neufeld believes visitors could see peak color next weekend and into the following week. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

In this photo taken late last week, fall color spreads below Grandfather Mountain’s world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge. The park has seen considerable fall color development since, with some experts anticipating peak color next weekend. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation