Early Fall Scenic Drives in NC!

Cool and crisp days are here...gather your family or friends, pack a picnic and don't forget your camera! We are counting down the days...for our weekend to the NC mountains to see some glorious fall color in 2012!
Our last year trip to see beautiful fall color in the NC mountains!

Thanks to the great website of www.exploreasheville.com, here is a wonderful article with "Early Fall Scenic Drives" in NC! So I am making my list of the best places to visit this fall season! Thanks Explore Asheville for the the helpful website and the article below! 

In the early fall, the best scenic drives are at the highest elevations in the Asheville area. Here is a list of great fall scenic drives for late September and early October.

Grandfather Mountain

Visit Grandfather Mountain to view native animal habitats, enjoy hiking and picnicking and test your courage on the mile high swinging bridge which also provides a great vantage point for viewing autumn’s rich colors.

DIRECTIONS: From Asheville, take I-40 East to exit 100 (Morganton). Take NC 181 North straight to the park.

US Highway 19

From Asheville, follow US 19/23 north from downtown, taking US 19E to Burnsville. Continue your drive along 19E to the town of Spruce Pine, stopping along the way to take in the spectacular views of the Black Mountains and Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern U.S. at 6,684 feet. To return to Asheville, take US 19E back to Burnsville and US 19/23 south into the city.

Pisgah National Forest/Cold Mountain

Take the Blue Ridge Parkway south from Asheville toward Mount Pisgah, where you will find picnic areas, hiking trails and a restaurant. Travel north on US 276 through the magnificent Pisgah National Forest, which affords a spectacular view of Cold Mountain, made famous by the novel and motion picture of the same name. Continue on US 276 into Waynesville. Take US 23 north to US 19/23/74 east, which will return you to Asheville.

Up next, Mid-Fall and Late-Fall places to see fall colors in NC from ExploreAsheville.com

Wishing you and yours a fun filled "fall day"! 
May you create wonderful fall memories too! 
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