Fall Changing Of The Leaves Colors In The Western NC Mountains

This article is a community discussions forum dedicated to the Fall changing of the leaves colors in the Western NC mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway, other scenic overlooks, and various national parks and nature viewing areas throughout the region. Readers are encouraged to both subscribe to and use the discussion form located at the bottom to add information to this document. Please do not forget to subscribe if you want to get email notifications of replies to your discussions. Additionally, we hope you will consider sharing this article on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter so other travelers and vacationers can learn about this special event in the North Carolina mountains.

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Information we hope to get questions on and information about include specific recognized scenic overlooks open to the public, mile markers on specific roads, highways, and interstates where safe spots exist for people to get a good view of valleys, specific towns and cities that come alive and offer special amenities and accommodations during the Fall months when the leaves are changing colors, and specific landmarks on the Blue Ridge Parkway to experience this event.

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Travel and Vacation In The NC Mountains During This Event

It’s hard to imagine a more influential event in this region which attracts visitors and vacationers from all over the world, all who take time out of their lives to take in the majestic and peaceful scenery of red, yellow, purple, orange, and gold leaves that blanket The Great Smoky Mountains and Appalachian Mountains. In fact, we will go so far as to say this event has it’s own traditions, heritage and culture for people living in towns like Brevard NC, Boone, Cherokee, Asheville, and smaller towns located within Maggie Valley.

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In your opinion, what is the best time of the year to see the fall changing of the leaves in NC? We estimate the best time to be in the very middle of October which has the best vantage to see the fall foliage in their most vivid red, orange, purple, yellow, and gold colors. However, if your travel plans do not allow for this time frame, anytime 1 or 2 weeks before and after gives vacationers a good example of this scenery.

Along the entire stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, what are some prime viewing areas for the fall leaves, along with specially designed spots to pull your car or truck over safely to take pictures, walk small trails, or take photography?

We know in Banner Elk NC there are a few commercial businesses which cater to visitors by providing car tours, air tours, and train tours, but do you know of any other cities and small towns which operate these types of tours?

For people driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, what are some unique and interesting bed and breakfast, RV parks, campgrounds, and motels and hotel locations in the mountains for lodging?

As an artist, be it a photographer or painter, what’s your take on the fall leaves changing colors from a artistic perspective?

Considering places like Mt. Mitchell, Chimney Rock, and Grandfather Mountain, what are some other scenic overlooks which gives visitors impressive views of surrounding valleys?

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Michael Sharp

Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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