Fall is Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

This the time of year to visit our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy the height of fall color. This past weekend was peak color in the highest elevations (4500+ ft).  At mid-elevation from 2500-4500 feet, the colors are just as brilliant although the individual species change. Prominent trees include tulip poplar (yellow), black birch (yellow), hickory species (red), sourwood (red), flowering dogwood (red), blackgum (scarlet) and numerous oaks (reds, yellow, scarlet). Evergreen trees such as pitch pine, table mountain pine and white pine as well as the abundant great rhododendron provide a green carpet interspersed with the deciduous trees. Prominent flowering species include many aster and goldenrod species, grass-leaved golden-aster, as well as a few sunflowers. Recent Fall Color Photos   | More Fall Photos of Asheville  & Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville Area Profiled in Top Five Places to See Fall Foliage featured on the Today Show (see video below at 1:58)