2010

10 Best Places for Fall Foliage

Vacation


1

Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway Outside Asheville, NC

PHOTO CREDIT: Todd Bennett

Fall may just be the best time to visit one of America's most lavish homes "“ Biltmore in Asheville, NC. This century-old hideaway becomes surrounded by mountains glowing with autumn beauty. Thrill and chill seekers alike can find ways to enjoy the sights of autumn in Asheville. If the thought of adrenaline gets your blood moving, then a zipline tour through the forest or a climb on craggy rocks will make your heart race. There's also Segway tours, Jeep tours and guided canoe trips.

Prefer a more relaxed adventure? Take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway and observe the beauty of one of the country's longest-lasting color displays from the comfort of your own car. Known as "America's Favorite Drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway offers amazing vistas and views of fall foliage. There are dozens of don't miss views along this road. In its almost 500-mile span, this road intersects Asheville four times, winding in and out of the bustling city.

The city plays host to a number of fall festivals, music events and performances, and there are more than 40 small farmers markets located in the region.
 
Don't Miss: Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, Biltmore

Tree Types: Eastern hemlock and red maple

Great Drives: Blue Ridge Parkway intersects Asheville at US 25, US 70, US 74 and NC 191

 

From Around the Web
Reader Comments Use a Facebook account to comment. Subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment.

From the Blog