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 www.mountainsofnc.com.

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  • My wife and I along with our daughter, son in law and grand daughter recently visited the mountains and one of the highlights was our trip the Grandfather Mt. The reason it was great was because everything is handicap accessible.  My wife is wheelchair bound and we were able to include her in everything even the bridge. She was so happy because she was able to tell everyone the story of the first time she ever walked across the bridge and how it was made of wood. The animal park was the best and the highlight for our grand daughter. We were on vacation for a week and the trip to Grandfather was the last day and we truly saved the best for last. Thank you for all you do to make this State Treasure open to all.
    Cliff
    Chocowinity, NC
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