Linn Cove Viaduct

Click here for the 2012 fall color gallery

Click here for the 2012 fall color gallery

The fall color is coming in nicely at the Linn Cove Viaduct and will continue to do so this weekend.  The area around Grandfather Mountain is peaking right now down to about 4,000 feet with a more widespread peak expected next weekend for the portions of the region above 3,000 feet.  (Photo by Monty Combs)

This weekend is Autumn at Oz on Beech Mountain (another high elevation with great color right now).  Other weekend events include the Ghost Train Halloween Festival at Tweetsie Railroad, the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in North Wilkesboro and Art in the Park in Blowing Rock.  For more information on area events or to plan a trip to the NC High Country please visit

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  • I picked up my 6 year old son from school  and asked him if he could guess where I was gonna take him to spend the weekend. With eyes big and wide he asked, Grandfather Mt? I have never seen him get so happy. Or should I say, pumped up to the max. He thanked me over and over again, while packing for the night in the wild. As with most things in life can be, this was a gift that did not fade away or break like most  presents after minutes of play.  As we got closer  to the top he expressed his deepest thanks, I saw my boy grow up this weekend. I pushed him and he pushed me and together we made it all the way from 105 to the Swinging Bridge.  "Get Out More.  Make memories, not regrets."
    Sugar Mtn, NC
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