We talked to three experts about growing our first-frost fruit, how to enjoy the pulp at peak ripeness, and their favorite way to eat them.
Hidden Treasures of Autumn in the North Carolina Mountains
We know you’re heading west to see stunning fall color, but look beyond the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks and you’ll discover more incredible ways to experience the season.
In Search of Fall Color in the Blue Ridge Mountains
An Appalachian State University professor explores the mountains to find the telltale shades of autumn. Then he shares on social media the best places to find the most color in nature.
Our State Knows Best: Leaf Peeping
We talked to three biologists about how and when to plan a trip to see peak fall color in North Carolina, their favorite hikes and overlooks, and why our mountains are one of the best places in the country to see stunning autumn leaves.
NC Icons: Mountain Primer
Find out what makes our ancient Appalachian Mountains so magnificent in this primer on our peaks.
7 Mountain Drives to Take in North Carolina This Fall
Head west to discover stunning views, picture-perfect overlooks, and incredible pit stops — hint: waterfalls! — along our scenic roads and byways.
An Our State Playlist: Cozy Tunes for Autumn
Curl up with our curated Spotify playlist, which features a comforting selection of tunes by homegrown artists — perfect for sweater weather in North Carolina.
Celebrate Autumn in Wayne County
Take a spooky — and history-filled — ghost tour, wind your way through a corn maze, and sip a cold brew in a hammock during a day trip to Goldsboro and Mount Olive.
Seeing the Season When You’re Color-Blind
The reds and golds and purples that paint our mountains every fall are a sight to behold. But for some, color is missing from the show.