OCTOBER 19 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN COLOR REPORT

View of Sugar Pointe from Resv 35B
Here in the highest elevations (4,500 – 5,300 feet) of western North Carolina the fall colors peaked this week. Colors were evident for Oktoberfest this year, and all the golds and reds burst into full show for Woolly Worm festival on October 15-16th, with unseasonably warm temps adding to the mix. In the Boone/Blowing Rock area of North Carolina, we’re getting reports of excellent color in the 3,000 to 4,000 foot elevation range. Colors are still developing in this area at the lower elevations. As this post is hitting the web, we continue to enjoy seasonable temperatures with a cool down expected for the weekend. Call the Blue Ridge Parkway information line at 828-298-0398, option 3 for an updated color report.

Our wineries are still open and enjoying a great fall harvest. Biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail will provide hours of enjoyment amidst spectacular fall foliage. There is so much to do here in the fall. Take advantage of unprecedented discounts before the snow flies.