Click here for the 2012 fall color gallery

This Monty Combs image is looking south from the picnic area at Price Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 296.  Fall color is brightening landscapes in the NC High Country from 3,000 feet in elevation and up with peak foliage currently at areas above 4,000 feet.

This weekend is Autumn at Oz on Beech Mountain (another high elevation with great color right now).  Other weekend events include the Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie Railroad, the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in North Wilkesboro and Art in the Park in Blowing Rock.  For more information on area events or to plan a trip to the NC High Country please visit