Fall Travel and Exploring
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Fall is beginning to show in all it’s glory all around here in the Carolinas and surrounding areas. We enjoy weekend day trips during this time of the year, scooting up to the mountains to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit sleepy mountain towns. If you’re looking for a place for fall travel and exploring, to escape to for the day or the weekend in the next few weeks, I’ve compiled a list of posts previously featured here.
Fall colors are all a flame in Western North Carolina during October. Find a few links to places to view the foliage here: I fall for leaf colors.
Saluda, North Carolina is a favorite little town to mosey through just south of Asheville, NC. Check it out here: A Day Trip to Saluda, NC
Enjoy bike riding? Fall is a great time to ride this rail-to-trail, The Virginia Creeper Trail, just over the North Carolina border. It’s a great place to spend the day or weekend and enjoy the changing colors. Read more: The Virginia Creeper Trail
Small mountain towns are a great place to find unique gifts and treasures. Black Mountain, North Carolina is no exception. It would be a great place to begin (or end if you’re on the ball) that holiday shopping. Here’s the link: Out and About in Black Mountain, NC
I hope you take some time to get out and explore soon. Fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and venture out for the day.
And will you share any suggestions and links you have for places to go to explore and enjoy fall in the comments below? Please do.
Enjoy! And happy travels!
Ohhhhh….This one gets me where it hurts! I LOVE fall, and it is the one time of year I really get homesick for the Pacific Northwest (or anywhere with fall! :)) living in Hawaii is not all bad…but this time of year I get a little jealous of all that color (and crisp air, ahhhh!) you get in those fall-ish places. 🙂
ENJOY for me!!! And post more photos anytime!
Awww…I’m so jealous that you are so close to the mountains and the Blue Ridge. I miss them so much. I just love your leaf shot!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. We live in North Georgia and I love to see the leaves changing color, the acorns falling from the trees and smell the fireplaces burning again. Come join us in North Georgia!
Beautiful photos and great tips!! I absolutely love fall, so it’s nice to have some tips on where to visit in this area 🙂
I have subscribed to your blog for quite a while but finally had some time to really do more exploring today. It was fun and nostalgic to see your postings about your mountain retreat and your travels around the Carolinas. My husband and I moved to the desert Southwest two years ago, but before that we spent many years in the Upstate and Lowcountry of South Carolina and loved to explore the Carolina mountains (and beaches, too!). Lots of great scenery there, especially in the fall.
The fall in the Carolinas is exceptional! Although I know you must be enjoying a change in scenery out west.