When it comes to outdoor dining, Grandfather Mountain has the best seat in the house. Be it at a picnic site or the newly renovated deck outside of Mildred’s Grill (pictured), Grandfather’s fall foliage is guaranteed to make your meal that much more colorful.

Here, fall color can be seen lighting up the view from the aforementioned deck. Color is currently quite prevalent in this area of the mountain and is only expected to grow even more vibrant, as it continues to spread toward lower elevations.

Photo by Monty Combs | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation