The treetops all around have lost the deep green of summer and, in exchange, are starting to get that golden under-glow of autumn. Fall in North Carolina has come. On the one hand, you could just sit by the window and stare at the leaves fall along your street. On the other, though, you could get in your car, hit the road, and see the multitudes of lovely fall locations all around North Carolina.
Head on down to Grandfather Mountain
This park gives you year-round spectacular views, but when autumn settles and all the trees for miles and miles turn every shade of yellow, red, and orange, it really is a sight to behold. Grandfather Mountain is great for both heavy-duty hikers and for the lover of a casual woodland stroll. However intense of an experience you’d like, there’s something for you at Grandfather Mountain.
Get close to the sea – and wild horses – at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Who says a trip to the beach can only be done in the summertime? Cape Lookout National Seashore is an absolutely stunning place all year round, and in the fall the surrounding foliage turns to unforgettable hues to make the experience even better. Plus, this beach is well known for its population of wild horses running free through the dunes (just don’t get too close). If you want to see something you’ll always remember, you’ve got to come to Cape Lookout National Seashore this fall.
Come to Asheville for the scenery and the city
If you’re looking for beautiful views but still want access to all your creature comforts, Asheville, NC is a no-brainer for your weekend getaway. Nestled into the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, this town has got the nature and the nightlife for you, your family, or even for a romantic rendezvous with your significant other.
Wherever you end up, if it’s fall in North Carolina, you’re bound to stumble into something beautiful.