There is no doubt about it, one of the best things about fall is enjoying the beautiful foliage. As trees focus their energy and hydration on insulating themselves for winter cold and the leaves respond by turning brilliant colors, it is the perfect time to visit Lenoir & the NC foothills.
Did you know that elevation is one of the key factors that affects leaf color? The higher the elevation, the earlier you’ll begin seeing spectacular colors. That means you’ll notice the leaves changing at the end of September on Grandfather Mountain and Mt. Mitchell, while other areas will begin changing throughout October.
Did you know that leaf peeping isn’t the only reason to visit this area in the fall? It’s true! We have a ton of different outdoor recreation options, so you can get right into the heart of the fall foliage. Unplug and connect with nature to do some hiking, camping, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, and so much more. Wilson Creek is one of many places you’ll want to visit. It is also harvest season, so don’t forget to enjoy some apples and pumpkins. It isn’t just the outdoors to be appreciated as you’ll find plenty of things to do in the area, including family activities that will result in cherished memories for a lifetime.
As you enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and the diversity of the area with elevations from 900 to 5,964 feet, you’ll quickly fall in love with all that this area has to offer. Who knows, you might just turn a family vacation into a longer, more permanent stay by joining the others that call Lenoir & the NC foothills home.