These beautiful maples lining the picket fence at the intersection of NC Hwy 181 and US Hwy 221 in Pineola set the scene for beautiful photographs each fall. This image is a great illustration of the current color between 3,000 and 4,000 feet in elevation (including the towns of Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk) – bright autumn colors and many leaves that are still yet to turn. (Photo by Skip Sickler)
This week and weekend will be a great time to enjoy fall color in the N.C. High Country. Autumn hues are reaching peak above 4,000 feet. Maples, sourwoods, ash, yellow birch, witch hazel and oaks are all beautiful at Grandfather Mountain right now.