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Fall in Asheville


If you've ever visited the western part of the state during the fall, no doubt you were in awe over the beautiful red, gold and yellow leaves. Even though we just said good-bye to summer, some leaves are already changing in Asheville.

Monday morning tourism delegates stopped by to talk about the best time to see the leaves change and other events taking place in Asheville in autumn. We also asked if the drought would have any effect on the color of the leaves produced. "Yeah, I mean we did experience a drought, but we're really optimistic about the colors this year, in fact, at the Arboretum we're already starting to see dwarf dogwoods along our entryway turning flame yellow, they're beautiful and also at Grandfather Mountain at the top, peak colors starting to show already." said Gavin Young, with the NC Arboretum.

If you'd like to know more about the unique ways to see the fall colors and up to date areas where the leaves are changing, visit or call the Asheville Visitors Center at 1-800-280-0005.

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Fall in Asheville

I used to live in Asheville, and it's the just breathtaking during the fall months. I love Wilmington, but the scenery you get in the mountains are beyond beautiful! Everyone should take a trip and experience it in person.

I wish to visit Asheville

I wish to visit Asheville this October. What weekend would be the best to go? I see you live in Wilmington...which area do you prefer, Asheville or Wilmington? My husband and I cannot decide as each area is completely different and beautiful.