Living in one of the most gorgeous spots on God’s Green Earth is certainly a year-round pleasure - and though we see the mountains, rivers, valleys, and natural beauty around us all the time, somehow it never gets old. This is undoubtedly true when it comes to fall colors in Asheville, North Carolina. It is a spectacular show that never fails to wow us. But the fiery reds, brilliant yellows, and dazzling golds don’t last long and before we know it, they’re gone. Let’s make the most of autumn’s feast for the eyes.
There are numerous spots to catch the fall colors in Asheville. Try:
- The Blue Ridge Parkway. This is one of the most iconic parkways in the country and it delivers stunning views of the mountains in their full fall finery. You can access the Blue Ridge Parkway via US Highways 70, 74A, and 25, and NC Highway 191. Meander your way through stunning scenery, stop, explore, and enjoy.
- The Biltmore. This grand estate is a favorite with Asheville residents and visitors alike. With 8000 acres of green space and gardens with the Blue Ridge in the background, this is a great place to spend a leisurely day viewing the colors.
- Our many great trails. There is no shortage of hiking trails in and around Asheville. You’ll find the right fit in terms of difficulty level and length. Explore some trail options here.
- Our parks. The Asheville area is also home to many city, state, and national parks. From Carrier, Pritchard, and French Broad River Parks to Gorges State Park to Pisgah National Forest, you’ll find ample opportunity for recreation, photos, and views.
After a day well spent gazing at the autumn colors in Asheville, be sure to refuel! We have numerous restaurants, cafes, breweries, wineries, pubs, and clubs for you to explore. So grab a bite and make your way over to Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar. If you thought fall put on a good show, just wait until you hear our musicians!