The mountains provide a scenic backdrop for fall foliage. Check here for new reports from our park rangers each week throughout the season to find photos and updates on peak conditions in the region.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Piedmont Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

There are diverse and plentiful locations throughout the Piedmont for viewing fall color, from cities and state parks to one-of-a-kind events and festivals.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

Take advantage of the mild temperatures, warm water and uncrowded beaches at the coast during fall. Check here for reports from our park rangers on water temperatures, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Piedmont Foliage Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

Showing 1 through 16 of 88 items

Oct. 23 Report - Robbinsville

Oct. 23 Report - Robbinsville

Graham County

The colors are beautiful here! The higher range of mountains in Graham County are very colorful. The Fontana Lake area at high elevations on N.C. Highway 28 North are very colorful as well.

For…

Oct. 23 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 23 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

Autumn foliage is at about 60% on the way to peak. The landscape is now full of brilliant golds, warm oranges and deep reds. Oaks are some of the only species still showing little to no change.

Oct. 23 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 23 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

There is still an abundance of yellow in the crowns of the hickories and poplars. Our maples are starting to show their red hues along with the sourwoods.

For more information about visiting this…

Oct. 23 Report - South Mountains State Park

Oct. 23 Report - South Mountains State Park

Connelly Springs

Color has come to the South Mountains. The sourwoods and black gums are showing us shades of red, finally! There’s plenty of yellow and green, too. Many of our trees will keep their green leaves until the…

Oct. 23 Report - Pilot Mountain State Park

Pinnacle

We're beginning to see more color throughout the entire park here at Pilot Mountain State Park. There are still some areas with green, but that should change in the upcoming week. Some of the sourwoods and…

Oct. 23 Report - Medoc Mountain State Park

Oct. 23 Report - Medoc Mountain State Park

Hollister

We still have some green, but some leaves are turning. Sassafras, tulip poplars and hickory trees are turning yellow-gold. The sumac and red maples are a rich maroon color. During the next week or so, we…

Oct. 23 Report - New River State Park

Oct. 23 Report - New River State Park

Laurel Springs

Although our peak foliage is almost over, we are still seeing some beautiful colors in the mountains - especially here at New River State Park as seen in this photo.

For more information about…

Oct. 23 Report - Mount Mitchell State Park

Burnsville

The fall colors have passed peak on Mount Mitchell and at higher elevations. Strong winds have blown off most of the remaining leaves. The only color up here today is a trace amount of white due to sleet…

Oct. 22 Report - New River State Park

Oct. 22 Report - New River State Park

Laurel Springs

It's a wonderful day here at the New River. The temperatures are dropping, and so are the leaves. We still have a bit of color here at the river, but it probably won't last much longer.

A few of…

Oct. 22 Report - Grandfather Mountain

Oct. 22 Report - Grandfather Mountain

Linville

A great autumn view can be found off of Lee Gualtney Road near Banner Elk. This rolling field with cows sits on a hill looking toward the Matney area.

The drive from Banner Elk to Valle Crucis is…

Oct. 21 Report - Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 443.1

Oct. 21 Report - Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 443.1

Cataloochee

The foliage at this milepost along the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful! Lower elevations are still not at peak yet, but there are still scenic views to be had.

For more information about visiting…

Oct. 21 Report - Mayo River State Park

Oct. 21 Report - Mayo River State Park

Mayodan

There's still have some green, but we are beginning to see more yellow, gold and some orange in the foliage now. Our leaves are falling quickly.

For more information about visiting this location,…

Oct. 21 Report - Grandfather Mountain

Oct. 21 Report - Grandfather Mountain

Linville

Looking for seasonal fall flavors? Floyd Gragg and his wife have set up their roadside stand of jams, jellies, honey and apple butter. It has been located on U.S. 221 just north of the Grandfather Mountain…

Oct. 21 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Oct. 21 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Dare County

When it comes to fishing, fall means variety and we have had plenty of it. Besides the large red drum and keeper puppy drum, we are seeing steady catches of sea mullet, spot, croaker and black drum.

Oct. 20 Report - Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 20 Report - Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Apex

The water temperature is currently 71 degrees, and fishing conditions are hit and miss. Fishermen can catch all seven game fish at this time, including largemouth bass, crappie, striper, hybrids, bream,…

Oct. 20 Report - Grandfather Mountain

Oct. 20 Report - Grandfather Mountain

Linville

The flanks of Grandfather Mountain are alive with color, as illustrated with this photo taken at Cliffside Overlook in the park. Another great view of the color on the mountain right now can be seen on…

12345more›last»

Request your Travel Guide

Download or order FREE guides and maps

Discover Project Project 543

Explore unique spots across North Carolina

See all of our videos »

Close X