Oct. 3 Report - Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock

Matt PopowskiOct. 3 Report - Chimney Rock State Park

Oct. 3, 2013, Looking west to Chimney Rock from the Ticket Plaza.

This is a very good wildflower season for goldenrod, snakeroot, wingstem and a variety of asters. Brown-eyed Susans and sunflowers are also blooming, with some pink turtlehead remaining.

Early leaf colors are starting to show on the higher-elevation roads leading to Chimney Rock State Park, and are sprinkled on the ridges and upper trails in the park. Splashes of red are appearing in the dogwood and sourwood trees, along with yellows in the poplars.

For more information about visiting this location, go to North Carolina State Parks and Rutherford Tourism.

Matt Popowski

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