Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fall means one thing: Leaf Season. The mountains around Asheville are awash in color right now, with the season already in full swing. There are still many weeks left for prime leaf-watching this year, so take this opportunity to get out and look at the Autumn display for yourself! Get out there! It can be tricky to plan a trip to catch the peak Fall color in any given location. Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, or a similar scenic byway, is a better option and provides a great opportunity to view a lot of different species at different elevations. This gives you a much better chance of enjoying a greater range of fall color.
Finding the color. For the latest fall color report on the Blue Ridge Parkway, call the Parkway Information Line at (828) 298-0398 and press option 3. The Asheville area has its own color report that can be viewed here: http://www.exploreasheville.com/seasonal-fun/fall/weekly-fall-forecast-and-color-report/
Another great Asheville resource is the AVL Color Hunter on Twitter. Follow them @FallColorHunter to get up-to-the-minute info on when and where to find fall color in the Asheville area.
Visit my blog LOCUS: A journey in search of PLACE at http://kerrinicolecasey.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/autumn-falls-across-the-mountains-blue-ridge-parkway-north-carolina/ for a full list of resources for the entire region, more detailed information on how to plan your trip, and a wealth of stunning fall photography taken this year. Don’t forget to follow me while you’re there for more Fall color and other great travel posts.
Come see Autumn fall across the mountains!
Blog by Kerri Nicole Casey & Photography by Brian Scott Casey.