Tomorrow marks the first day of fall, and one sign of fall is the leaves changing color! While the fall leaves will look nice around the Triad, the mountains are definitely a place to go to see them in all their splendor!
Landis Taylor with the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau joined Faith Abubey on the Good Morning Show to talk about some of the things Asheville has to offer.
Asheville has one of the longest fall color seasons in the world, and experts say it will get even longer this year. According to biologists and climate scientists, Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains could experience an extended fall leaf season. That would give travelers fall vacation opportunities from late September through early November. Fall leaf season in the Asheville area is already an unusually long leaf season due to extreme elevations and unmatched biodiversity.
There are more ways to enjoy the fall colors other than just riding around. A few examples are hot air balloon rides over the highest peaks in the east, drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a stand up paddle board ride down the French Broad River, fall festivals and markets or enjoying the view of the surrounding mountains from a downtown restaurant or brewery.
Of course, there's visiting the Biltmore House. Biltmore offers a number of fall opportunities with 22 miles of hiking and biking trails, the Walled Garden with beautiful mums in shades of orange, yellow and lilac and rooftop tours of Biltmore House for sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area offers a variety of lodging options and a number of new properties are popping up around the city. A great one is the new hotel at Biltmore – Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate.
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