Fall in Blowing Rock

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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

    • October 12, 2014 oct12

      Foggy day! While exploring on days like today, the fall foliage creates a sort of glow through the mists. No long range views, but still beautiful in its own way.  Of course, that means we can’t show you any updated

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    • October 1, 2014 oct1-nearGreenMtnOvrlk2

       A drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a good idea, and today the views showed lots of patches of fall color. There is spotty color around Price Lake, along the Linn Cove Viaduct, and at various overlooks (not

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    • October 2, 2014 oct2-3001_000

      A bright, warm day makes the park a very pleasant place to be today! There is still a lot of green in town, but the maples in the park are really starting to light up.

    • October 3, 2014 oct2-3002

      Rain and fog were in the forecast for the day, and it all rolled in around 10am. Luckily, the morning dawned clear enough to snap a good shot before the weather turned. This pretty display is found right by Main

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    • October 4, 2014 oct5008

      Today is a blustery day, as all the fog and rain is blown out of the area. Art in the Park is going on today, although the artists are really having to batten down! Here are some shots of the

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    • October 5, 2014 Oct5-RoughRidge

      It was a beautiful, although fairly chilly, day for a hike along the trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Today’s image is from Tanawha Trail above the Rough Ridge Overlook at milepost 302.8. You’ll find these views at the top

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    • October 6, 2014 oct6014

      A walk around Bass Lake is beautiful and relaxing any time of year. In the fall, it’s almost magical. Even on an overcast day, the maples light up the water. As you can see, the leaves on the trees right

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    • October 7, 2014 oct7006

      Today’s photo was taken from Goforth Road, looking over the Blowing Rock golf course, with Moses Cone Manor on the ridge in the distance. The rain cleared in the afternoon, bringing some mists and pretty views like this one. As

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    • October 8, 2014 oct8Viaduct

      Today was a gorgeous day to get out and enjoy the foliage in the High Country! Since last week, color has really begun to develop at the higher elevations. Today’s images are again from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is

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    • October 9, 2014 oct9

      Between Blowing Rock and Boone, the slopes are looking very pretty with a sprinkling of fall foliage mixed in with remaining green leaves. At this elevation (about 3400 feet above sea level), this color distribution is roughly the norm right

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    • October 10, 2014 oct10

      The trees along Sunset Drive are really putting on a show! Still some green showing, but the crimson, gold and burgundy leaves are a sight to see.

    • October 11, 2014 october 11 fall photo

      Today is rainy and misty, but the rain is slacking off for a pretty afternoon. Here’s a shot just as the rain began to ease up by the Broyhill Gazebo. This view is a great example of how one particular

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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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    • Frankenstein Radio Drama frankenstein-web

      Mary Shelley’s classic tale of horror comes to life on stage as it’s presented in the style of a 1940’s radio play complete with live sound effects, angry townspeople, Dr. Frankenstein, and of course, the creature! October 25 and 31.

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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 25th year of thrills and chills on the rails during 2014. Friday and Saturday nights through November 1 guests will enjoy a frightfully spooky ride as the Ghost Train howls

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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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