Leaves are changing — and falling — along Grandfather Mountain’s Woods Walk trail. Circumscribing the attraction’s picnic area on the lower slopes of the mountain, the Woods Walk offers visitors a leisurely 4/10-mile loop through mature Appalachian forest. (Photo by Skip Sickler)

Host to at least 64 different flower and plant species, the Woods Walk, with its lower elevation, is starting to show its true, fall color.