Chasing Leaves on the Blue Ridge Parkway

One of the most popular spots in the country to see fall foliage is the Appalachian mountains in North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway, a road built through the mountains during the Great Depression, is a great road to see the sights. There are several turn-outs and overlooks. Peak season generally runs from mid-September through October. It varies by elevation and even varies from year-to-year. Since the leaves are starting to turn colors where I live in North Carolina, I thought I'd take a quick drive to the Parkway and snap some pics. Unfortunately, I was little late to the party, but still captured some stunning views. The Appalachian Mountains are beautiful any time of year at any time of the day.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Three Knobs Overlook...

Three Knobs Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Appalachian Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Appalachian Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway

I always find the rock cuts an interesting sight to see.  Lots of geological history in that rock face.

Rock Cut along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The stone bridges along the Blue Ridge Parkway are also interesting.

Stone Bridge along the Blue Ridge Parkway

A few more shots near Little Switzerland, North Carolina.

View of the Appalachians
Just Around the Bend
Through the Trees

One special bonus happened along my journey. Here's a shot of Lake Tahoma. It's a private lake. I absolutely need to find out if there is any public access. Water that is so still and perfect like this is my favorite for kayaking.  I'll be back!

Lake Tahoma

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