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What's next for November?On November weekends,the NC State Park Rangers are hosting guided hikes and events taking place at Lake James State Park. These include stargazing, autumn hikes identifying woodland creatures and plants, and a morning photo safari! These are free activities, be certain to ...
Yes, there is another leaf report! This image was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway overlook between Linville Falls and Little Switzerland, NC. The camera is facing west picking up portions of the Orchard at Altapass and northern McDowell County.
Rain or shine, the Blue Ridge Mountains are simply spectacular. This photo was taken over the weekend, as we were enjoying a few sprinkles.
Fall color continues to be the number one question we receive in the visitor center. This year, Mother Nature is keeping everyone on their toes. It's a wait and see sort of season.
There is an exciting level of energy surrounding the fall leaf season! We're like children preparing for a big birthday bash or holiday, we simply cannot wait to see the splendid mountain colors. For all of us anxiously awaiting the "big day," I have good news.
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