Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 25, 2017

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Color 10/25/2017

Asheville NC Fall Foliage Color 2017 reports

October 25, 2017 Update: Color continues to spread to the lower elevations. Best color now is roughly the 3,000-4,500 foot elevation zone. Unfortunately, our record heat for the last few weeks have taken a toll in many areas (combined with winds from two tropical systems). So it’s definitely not our best year for a brilliant color show so far. I agree with Dr. Howard Neufeld (fall color expert at App State) that on a scale of 1 to 10, this year is a 3. But our views are still gorgeous and leaves are still mostly green. Many higher areas above 4,500 feet elevation are brown or bare. On the Blue Ridge Parkway, find best color in the Mt Pisgah and Linville Falls areas. Newfound Gap Road in the Smokies from Cherokee is at peak. Watch for more updates on our Facebook page.
Weather Outlook: Sun Thursday & Friday. Rain showers on Saturday and a little snow in the highest elevations on Sunday!


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