Lost Cove

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Oct. 24 – It is a beautiful day on Grandfather Mountain.  There will be an abundance of color below 3,000 feet as you drive to Grandfather Mountain, and once here you will be have a superior vantage point for photographing color in the valleys.  Today’s photograph by Helen Moss Davis shows the peaks of Grandfather in the distance from Lost Cove.

The best route for color continues to be the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to Virginia – but the trees with the most color will be below 3,000 feet.

Other colorful routes are:

  • US 221 from Marion to Linville Falls
  • US 321 from Hickory to Blowing Rock and Boone to Elizabethton, TN
  • US 421 from North Wilkesboro to Boone and Boone to Mountain City, TN
  • NC 181 from Morganton to Jonas Ridge
  • US 19E from Elizabethton, TN to Elk Park.

Tips for visiting Grandfather Mountain during peak fall color season.

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  • It was first rate fun for our entire family of four (2-adults 2-girls ages 3-yrs & 7-yrs old) from the time we pulled up to the front gate til we had to sadly leave. Your staff at Grandfather Mountain went above and beyond to make our visit even more special! I was impressed as to how much a family can do. We will be back!!! Thank you!!!
    Gastonia, NC
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