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It’s an overcast day at Grandfather Mountain but the hillsides are alive with fall color.  This photo taken by Skip Sickler on Grandfather Mountain State Park’s Profile Trail shows that the color is really making its way into the depths of the forest.

This weekend will be the widespread peak for the areas surrounding Grandfather Mountain.  Grandfather’s highest elevations are past peak but the Mountain still remains beautiful.  There are a lot of great fall events this weekend in the region including the Todd New River Festival on Saturday, the Boone Heritage Festival on Saturday and Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort all weekend.