Fall color reflects on Price Lake, located along the Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 296.7) near Blowing Rock. While this past weekend’s high winds cleared many a leaf from higher elevations, mid- to lower elevations are showing a mix of seasonal hues and green, with more color to come. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld, “Fall Color Guy” and professor of biology at Appalachian State University, “Because there are still a lot of green leaves out there, I’m predicting that colors will continue to develop this week and peak by next weekend.” As such, Grandfather Mountain’s lofty elevation offers an ideal vantage point to see the season continue through the valleys below.

Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation