Find yourself surrounded by birdcalls and wildflowers as you welcome the season with a walk in the woods — through old-growth forests, along mountain summits, and past clear, cold creeks.
Members of garden clubs across the state know that the secret to a beautiful backyard is hard work, patience, and a passion for plants.
Trailblazing in Blowing Rock
From Blue Ridge hiking and craft trails to history walks and horseback riding, you’ll find your path in the High Country.
A Winter Wonderland in Blowing Rock
Eight ways to make the most of a frosty (and fuzzy!) getaway to this charming town in the High Country.
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.
The High Country: Nature’s Art
The spectacular views in North Carolina’s High Country aren’t just inspiration for writers, painters, and sculptors. Those landscapes — the rugged gray face of Grandfather Mountain, the vibrant fall leaves, the deep green meadows — are brushstrokes on Earth’s own canvas.
Written in Stone: North Carolina’s Rock Formations
According to Cherokee legend, when the Earth was created, the Great Buzzard flew low over the flat land, his beating wings sculpting mountains and valleys below. Today, science offers its own explanations for our state’s geological marvels.
3 Ways to Decorate For Fall
Fill your home with gorgeous gourds, hand-woven baskets, and fall-scented candles from three talented North Carolina artists and makers.