It’s official. The people who predict such things says the Autumn leaves along the Blue Ridge this year should be outstanding.
Last year was kind of a bust. The leaves went from green to brown. The two years before that, the colors didn’t even begin changing around here until October was almost over. But guests of ours who took drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway recently said little bursts of red and yellow are already appearing on Mount Mitchell.
Our rooms at Inn on Main Street bed and breakfast have been filling fast for the first half of October. But as regular leaf-peepers know, the peak colors don’t typically slide down to the elevation of Asheville and Weaverville until the last two weeks of October, and hang on into the start of November for Chimney Rock and DuPont State Forest. Anytime in October is a good time to catch the peak somewhere in the mountains.
For updates on what those fickle leaves are up to this year, check out the official Autumn experience page at exploreasheville.com.