Asheville NC Fall Foliage Color 2016 reports on November 8, 2016
Best color for our last week of fall color will be in the lower valleys, especially the Chimney Rock and Lake Lure areas – however there is a major forest fire on Rumbling Bald Mountain overlooking Lake Lure. So best to avoid that area for now. Also, find color for the next week at Lake James and South Mountains State Parks. Again, there’s a fire in South Mountains State Park with trail closures. Tryon Foothills Wine Country has great color with several wineries to visit. See more recent photos at our fall photo reports! Note to campers: Due to our drought, building or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire is not allowed in the mountains. Burning ban covers 25 counties in western North Carolina. There are currently 18 wildfires just in Nantahala National Forest.
See photo at Fall Foliage Forecast 2016, Asheville & NC Mountains