8 Things to Do in North Carolina Before Fall Ends

8 Things to Do in North Carolina Before Fall Ends

As the calendar progresses through fall, not only are the evenings shorter but many of the things we love about the season are soon wrapping up. So now’s the time to get in your last bit of fall fun – with this list of eight things to do across North Carolina.

Fall for These Photos
You’re running out of time to get inducted into #NCFallOfFame; or at least go on a mental vacation by browsing hundreds of beautiful fall photos in our special gallery.

Before Fall Ends - NC Fall of Fame

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Catch the Color
See vibrant color before it’s all gone. Check our daily fall reports and see how fall color has swept through the mountains, is nearing peak in the central region of the state – as seen at Jetton Park on Lake Norman – and the coastal color is ramping up.


Make Stops from CLT to AVL
Take a road trip to two of our most vibrant cities - Charlotte and Asheville - stopping at many distilleries, breweries, restaurants and other hot spots along the way.

Great Wagon Road Distilling Company

Great Wagon Road


Go Camping Because It's Cool (and Not Cold)
Enjoy camping during pleasant temperatures among iconic scenes found at Uwharrie National Forest, as well as campsites at North Carolina State Parks.

Uwharrie National Forest camping


Visit Like Vivian
Season five of A Chef's Life is currently airing on PBS, starring North Carolina native, chef, restaurateur and award-winning cookbook author Vivian Howard. Learn about Vivian's love for her home state and her recommendations on the places you should visit.

Vivian Howard

A Chef's Life | Markay Media


Cheers to Beers
Pop the cap on delicious, and refreshingly local, fall beers – available for only a limited time.

Before Fall Ends - Fall Beers


Be Seen, Not Heard
Stroll along a quiet beach (far less busy than during summertime), and if you feel so inclined, get up and out early to watch the sunrise.


See the Trees, Take Them Home
And because it’s almost that time, make plans to visit “America’s Christmas Tree Capital” to choose and cut your tree from the same farms as the White House.


There’s much to see and do in North Carolina, so read on.

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