Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. We celebrate the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, food, and beautiful scenic photography.
Western North Carolina is at its most stunning when autumn arrives and the leaves burst into color. Before you head out leaf peeping this fall, check in weekly to see what colors our experts are seeing at 25 of our favorite mountain spots.
The scenic drive from Cherokee to the Virginia state line guarantees beauty in more ways than one. Take a detour off the Blue Ridge Parkway to meet some of the artists inspired by our majestic mountains, wild landscapes, and natural diversity — and to appreciate a different sort of view.