Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Color on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville, NC

We had the luxury of a half day off and wanted to see how much fall color we could find up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. So we hopped up onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and headed toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, NC. These pictures were taken today, October 5th, 2010. We wanted to give everyone planning a trip up here to see the leaves a first-hand look at how far the color has come along up to this point. As you can see, it has a ways to go before we reach the peak of leaf color season. This picture was taken at around 6,000 feet.

We then went on to Waterrock Knob at mile marker 451 on the Parkway. This was the scene as we enjoyed an impromtu picnic lunch today at Waterrock Knob overlook. The temperatures up there didn't reach much higher than 41 and with the wind whipping around I'm sure the wind chill brought it into the upper 30's!! It won't be long before the leaves start to really kick in with color. As it is, we've already had our first frost warning in Waynesville, NC at our bed & breakfast and had to cover one or two tender plants.

If you're planning a fall leaf peeping getaway there's still time and some rooms available at our luxury bed and breakfast in Waynesville, NC, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn. Call now to reserve your cozy room with a view of the Smoky Mountains! Toll free 1-877-452-6880.

Carolyn Gendreau & Dina Giunta
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see how much more color there is in 8 more days when we arrive. Super excited!!!