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Fall Color is Almost Here!!

An autumn occurrence that draws a lot of attention in western North Carolina is the fall foliage display. Fall color typically begins at higher elevations and works its way down to the lower lands. With an abundant number of peaks ranging from 1,000 to 6,000+ feet above sea level, the Blue Ridge mountains have one of the longest fall color seasons in the U.S., making it an amazing place to observe this beautiful transformation. From the golden poplar leaves to the fiery, red sourwood leaves, the kaleidoscope of color in Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock State Park will not disappoint. The peak of our fall foliage is usually toward the end of the season.

For updates on our fall color forecast, please monitor our Fall Color Page.