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.
High on Toxaway Mountain, one of the state’s best-kept secrets unfolds like a fairytale. Southern Highlands Reserve is a native plant arboretum, a research center, a living laboratory. Most of all, it’s a place of unparalleled beauty.
Muddy boots are a welcome sight in this postcard-perfect spot in the Smokies. Whether you hike in on the Appalachian Trail or drive in for a weekend visit, Hot Springs offers every traveler a special kind of trail magic.