Nature Museum

Nature Museum

Fall color is on exhibit, as this view from Grandfather Mountain’s Nature Museum illustrates. With temperatures continuing to drop at night, the change in color is on the rise. In fact, experts are predicting peak color this very weekend at elevations between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...
Linville Peak

Linville Peak

A Blue Ridge dawn offers a striking backdrop, as mountain ash bursts into color atop Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak. From Linville Peak, spectators can see color forming around the Seven Devils area along the south-facing ridge tops. Early last week, a faint change in color could be seen, but by Saturday, Sept. 24, the dry, rocky ridges on the south slope were predominately red and orange. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation  ...
Stack Rock

Stack Rock

Happy autumn, and welcome to the 2016 Grandfather Mountain Fall Color Gallery! Throughout the fall color season, we’ll post daily pictures to showcase the foliage on Grandfather Mountain and in surrounding areas of the Western North Carolina High Country. Thanks for visiting, and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the mountain! In the above photo, fall color shines near Stack Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 304.8). According to experts, the area has seen very minimal increases in color throughout the last week, due to higher than average temperatures and dry conditions. But the road to Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High...

FALL COLOR GUIDED WALKS RETURN IN OCTOBER

As the Blue Ridge Mountains begin to burst with fall color, Grandfather Mountain invites leaf-lookers to see the brilliant change from one of the best leaf-looking destinations in the South. One way leaf-lookers can enjoy fall foliage this season is Grandfather’s guided walk series, “The Colors of Grandfather,” offered on weekends Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22...