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 Charity Horse Show - Hunter/Jumper Division

Head to the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve for the first week of the Hunter/Jumper Division of the... Learn More

Blowing Rock Farmers' Market

Takes place every Thursday, from 3 - 6 P.M. on Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock. Find a... Learn More

Guided Hikes in Beech Mountain

All hikes will meet at 10 A.M., every other Thursday, at either the public parking lot across from... Learn More

Horn In The West Outdoor Drama

Horn In The West is our nation's longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. The play brings to... Learn More