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.
Take a scenic drive through stunning fall colors, look for waterfalls, go fishing in crystal-clear water, explore kid-friendly hikes, and roll a pumpkin in this mountain town within Nantahala National Forest.
You may have visited this iconic peak, but have you looked beyond the bridge? On your next visit, learn about the park’s history and its fascinating flora and fauna — and spot black bears and soaring hawks — as you take in the views.