Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Sept. 22nd - Fall Leaf Report

Today's trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway focused on the region between the Linville Falls Visitor Center and the Orchard at Altapass (Mileposts 316 to 328).  As you can see, we have lots of green leaves remaining on the trees.  Between last Friday and today, I did notice trees ...

Sept. 15th - Fall Leaf Report #1

The first fall leaf report of 2017 reveals there are PLENTY of leaves on our trees, following Hurricane Irma. We are grateful! Today's road trip focused on the DiamondbackNC/aka NC Hwy. 226-A, with stops at the Alpine Inn and downtown Little Switzerland.  

Fall Color

Do you have fall reservations? This year's leaf forecast predicts an early season, we'll see. Watch for our weekly leaf reports, beginning September 18th. We'll begin this year's reports in Little Switzerland, NC.  

Pisgah National Forest!

"OUTSIDERS" the weather is perfect and September is an ideal time to discover our region of the Pisgah National Forest. Explore 19+ hiking trails, single track biking and waterfall trails.  Search the "Stay" icon for lodging properties, make reservations and enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Click this link, to ...

Point Lookout Trail - Update

Point Lookout Trail recently sustained damage due to a small mud slide. The trail is OPEN, however, bicyclists need to use caution when riding the upper 1.5 mile area.  The U.S. Forest Service is working with area partners to remove the debris.  

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