Fall Color Season is Just Around the Corner

Fall color season will shortly be upon us!  Labor Day is this coming weekend; October is only 4 weeks away.  Our best color viewing here around Maggie Valley depends upon your elevation.  The colors begin turning in early October at higher elevations, and move down the mountain from there.  Our best colors in the valley are usually around the 20th to the 25th of October.  According to the Asheville Citizen Times this year will be an “average season”.  This is based on prognosticators’ forecasts.  I find they are usually correct about 50% of the time.  In other words, flip a coin.

I remember a few years ago Barbara and I travelled to Maine, where she lived as a child.  It was color season in Vermont and New Hampshire, so we spent some time there taking in the Fall colors.  Oddly enough, the best colors we saw were at the end of our trip, right here in these Smoky Mountains.  We are so fortunate to live in a place that has such spectacular vistas, breath-taking waterfalls, and some of the best Fall colors in the USA!

Sooo… come on up to the mountains, the colors should run between good and spectacular.  While you’re here, stick your head in the door and say hello.