Southern Living Magazine recently named Boone and Blowing Rock two of the South's Best Small Towns for 2020. A visit to these Blue Ridge Mountain towns reveals 250 years of history, amazing long-range vistas, award-winning eateries, vintners, and craft breweries, with plenty of outdoor adventures to help you soak up fall's final days and colors of the season.

Fall color peaks earliest on the summits of the mountains. The date for that first blush varies, but it usually occurs sometimes around the 5th of October.

Afterwards, color develops gradually further down the slopes over the course of three weeks. Rest assured, you'll see color on the drive toward these summits and overlooks in the N.C. highlands: 

Plan your visit for a few days! See our Hotels & Cabins page to select your accommodations, now.

Blowing Rock Farmers' Market

Takes place every Thursday, from 2 - 6 P.M. on Sunset Drive outside of Blowing Rock Antiques in... Learn More

Grandfather Mountain's Rhododendron Ramble

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron... Learn More

Old-time jams at the Jones House

Weekly old-time jams at the Jones House return on Thursdays from 7 - 10 pm. Bring an acoustic... Learn More

Beech Mountain Farmers Market

Markets will be held on the first Friday of the month, June – October, from 2 – 6 pm in the public... Learn More