Fall in the Southern Highlands

Fall foliage experts predict that this autumn may be one of the best in recent memory, with vibrant leaf color through early November. 

Blue Ridge Parkway

September 22nd is the autumnal equinox - the first official day of autumn when the length of dayand night is equal.  Since we're in the South, our leaf colors change later than in New England.  Plus, in the mountains, fall comes sooner to the higher, cooler places.  October is usually our best month. 

The Lion & the Rose Bed & Breakfast is an ideal place to visit in the fall, because regardless of when you come you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the season. 

Biltmore Fall Garden

The City of Asheville sits on a plateau surrounded by mountains.  If the fall color in the higher elevations has already passed its peak, the leaves in the city are just beginning to tun.But, everyone wants to know when it will happen...down to the day.  Well - it's not an exact science - it's more like predicting the economy - no one really knows for sure. 

For weekly updates on the fall color forecast, visit Asheville's official tourism website: Explore Asheville

But, don't sweat the details.  The Southern Highlands are beautiful throughout the season and the year. 

Near Montreat Dupont Waterfall

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the best place to begin.  The views here are spectacular.  The North Carolina Arboretum is also breathtaking, as well as the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, the Dupont State Forest, the Pisgah National Forest, and anywhere else you happen to drive or walk in the Asheville area.

Pisgah Forest Blue Ridge Parkway