Fallen leaves litter rocks along the Watauga River on the Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain. (Photo by Skip Sickler)

Today marks our final fall color update for the 2014. As the fall color season bids farewell to the North Carolina High Country, the foothills are just starting to see these most visible signs of autumn. For those planning to enjoy the season across the state, the N.C. Division of Tourism offers foliage reports, fishing outlooks, trip ideas, and calendars at