Fall in Blowing Rock

Fall Color Blog

  • Fall Color

    • October 24, 2014 oct23-24 002

          It’s a gorgeous, mild fall day, and Memorial Park is still vibrantly colored. Here are photos of some of the most colorful trees, right alongside some that are already fully bare. Certainly past peak, but plenty of color

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    • October 23, 2014 oct23-24 001

      Today’s photo is from Old Hwy 321, a short detour from the main highway between Blowing Rock and Boone. This stand of trees lines the road, as vibrant as any to be found in the early part of the season.

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    • October 22, 2014 oct22ByTweetsie2

      The latest portion of The Middle Fork Greenway opened to the public today! A ribbon-cutting event complete with entertainment and local treats from Bald Guy Brew and Stick Boy Bread Company celebrated the new addition. The completed portion of the

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    • October 21, 2014 oct21-0051

      Local trails are particularly bewitching in fall with leaf-strewn paths and autumn light filtering in from a multi-colored canopy above. Who wouldn’t be beckoned down this trail? Easy access is provided with roadside parking. The main gate to the Bass

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    • October 20, 2014 oct20 012

      Thunder Hill Overlook is known for its fantastic view. A great place for watching meteor showers, thunderstorms, and other sky events, the open view also offers a perfect place to enjoy fall color. A portion of the Mountains To Sea

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    • October 19, 2014 oct19 002

      The Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful today! Gorgeous autumn skies, rich foliage displays, and views for miles. The traffic was a bit heavy, but that’s common this time of year. Be patient, enjoy the ride and views, and plan extra

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    • October 18, 2014 oct18 029

      The Valle Country Fair is one of the most highly-anticipated fall festivals in the High Country. Our recommendation: Get. There. EARLY.  You will be glad you did when you see how many people show up! Cloudy skies provided pretty light

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    • October 17, 2014 oct16-17-0071

      A drive along back roads is definitely recommended in the autumn season. You will pass pretty rural vistas, valley views, and ridges that you can’t see any other way. Here’s a view from the intersection of Flat Top Road and

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    • October 16, 2014 oct16-17 004

      Woodland trails are just beautiful right now! The Glen Burney Trail begins inside the Annie Cannon Memorial Garden, just steps from Main Street. Here are a couple of shots from the start of the trail.  The trail goes about 1.5

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    • October 15, 2014 oct15Sims

      Whew! We had quite a storm blow through last night. Between the heavy rains and the high winds, lots of folks were really worried that the trees wouldn’t have any leaves left! But we have good news: there are still

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    • October 14, 2014 oct14 003

      More rain and fog today- here’s a pretty hillside along Meadowview Road in Boone, where the mists were lifting for just a few moments. You can see that there is quite a bit of color waiting to be unveiled when

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    • October 13, 2014 oct13 001

      More fog and mists today, making woodland views especially pretty.  The fog will likely slow color development in the area for a bit.  Here’s a view from Roaring River Drive in Blowing Rock

Fall Activities

  • Fall Articles

    • Area Hiking Trails parkway_pricelake2_toddbush-300x3001

      Click here to see 5 REASONS TO HIKE IN WINTER, and some great tips for preparing for your winter hike.  Adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock

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    • Halloween Radio Drama frankenstein-web

      Ensemble Stage Company presents a spooky Radio Drama each Halloween season! Classic stories come to life with live sound effects, local celebrities, and plenty of fun twists. The 2015 title has not yet been announced. In 2014, Frankenstein was the

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    • Fall Fun for Families at BRAHM FallFables

      Special fall activities are planned at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum to celebrate fall. Check out three “Fall Fables” programs on October 25 (Hainted Yarns from Near & Far), November 15 (Passionate about Possums), and a special “Creepy Crafts”

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    • Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie tweetsie railroad's ghost train halloween festival

      Tweetsie Railroad’s annual Ghost Train® Halloween Festival is celebrating its 26th year of thrills and chills on the rails during 2015. Friday and Saturday nights from September 25 to October 31, guests will enjoy a frightfully spooky ride as the

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    • Halloween Festivities halloween_blowingrock

      Presented by Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation October 31, 2015     Prizes Awarded for the Costume Contest & Scavenger Hunt   Air walks in Memorial Park3:00pm-8:00pm   Games & a Fun House in the Recreation Center for the Kids3:00pm-5:30pm

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    • High Country Wine Trail grandfather winery

      The High Country has a wine trail! If you haven’t visited our local wineries, you’re in for a real treat. Great wine and beautiful views combine for a unique experience at each location. Grandfather Mountain Winery is in Foscoe, just

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