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While heavy winds and rains have done away with most of the remaining fall color at higher elevations, some of the last leaves of autumn cling to their branches at Grandfather Mountain’s Woods Walk Picnic Area. (Photo by Frank Ruggiero)

Today marks our final fall color update of 2015. As “leaf season” bids farewell to the North Carolina High Country, the foothills are already growing vibrant with seasonal color. For those planning to enjoy autumn across the state, the N.C. Division of Tourism offers foliage reports, fishing outlooks, trip ideas and calendars at www.visitnc.com/fall.