Fall leaf color

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.

Caesar's Head

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

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

family travel virginia creeper bike 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

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!