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Fall has arrived and the hunt for the reds and yellows of the season will begin - especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Within these pages, you can find fall foliage facts and an article or two on great fall drives. And don't miss the links that will lead you to websites that offer beautiful photography, in-depth leaf information and travel destinations.

So gas up the car, get plenty of film for your camera, pack a picnic and head out to take in a breathtaking view of nature's best show of the season.

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

If autumn is about anything, it’s shades of gold and the colors that complement them so perfectly. And few capture those hues better than Jerry Greer,  whose stunning photography has graced books, calendars andthe pages of our magazine for many years...

Fall by the Water

Fall by the Water

There are few forces in the world as powerful as mother nature. However, once a year, nature combines the best of its assets to put on a display which captivates the viewer, bringing them into a world which transcends the ordinary, transforming into ...

Great Fall Leaf Treks

Great Fall Leaf Treks

The air is crisp and blue, the mountains are on fire with color, and it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year to take the car, a picnic and a map (or not), and head for the hills. Here are some autumn drives for an afternoon, a day or a weeke...

Fall Foliage - Live Web Cams!

Fall Foliage - Live Web Cams!

Our staff has put together a list of regional web cams with quality mountain views for your fall leaf-viewing pleasure. If you're outside of the area or otherwise unable to get out and about yourself, you can watch and enjoy the leaves remotely as th...

Last Updated ( Friday, August 31, 2012 )

Fall Colors: Explained

Fall Colors: Explained

Color and foliage. Put them together and you have autumn. Combine them and you promote weekend excursions. Unite them and you inspire pronouncements of appreciation from the hilltops. See them and you appreciate a visual symphony.

Autumn Weekend at Fontana Lake, North Carolina

Autumn Weekend at Fontana Lake, North Carolina

Winding roads and mountain railways, wide waters and whitewater surround North Carolina’s Fontana Lake.

Autumn Mountain Drives

Autumn Mountain Drives

There’s nothing like an autumn drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains, past flame-colored trees touching an impossibly blue sky. Unless it’s a walk through cool, shady woods with leaves crunching beneath your feet and a shower of fire-tinged leaves fallin...

The Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway, dedicated in October 1996, connects Tellico Plains, Tenn. with Robbinsville, N.C. The 50-mile scenic highway is named from a combination of the Cherokee and Nantahala national forests, which it traverses. The Skyway is designate...

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