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.
Three Knobs Overlook...
I always find the rock cuts an interesting sight to see. Lots of geological history in that rock face.
The stone bridges along the Blue Ridge Parkway are also interesting.
A few more shots near Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
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!
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