The annual spectacular Autumn color show in the Asheville area is just a few weeks away! The Asheville fall leaf color show in the North Carolina mountains attracts visitors from around the world. With the 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, our lush Blue Ridge Mountain range puts on one of the longest-running leaf color displays in the country.
You don’t have to spend a bundle to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. During your visit, here are some free things to do:
1. Cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway, often named one of the top ten drives in the country. You’ll find breathtaking scenery from numerous overlooks and walking trails, plus great spots for picnics.
2. Take a hike with trails for all fitness levels, from short walks in the woods to strenuous hikes up to mountain peaks. Find hundreds of trails along the Parkway, and in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests.
3. Explore Downtown Asheville with 200+ locally-owned stores, dozens of galleries, antique shops, and 50+ restaurants.
4. Drive to the top of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies, and enjoy the panoramic views from the new observation deck.
5. Discover lots of art since Asheville is one of the top arts destinations in the country. Galleries abound downtown and in Biltmore Village, along with artist studios in the River Arts District.
For more, go to www.romanticasheville.com.