The One Hikeable Lake In North Carolina That’s Simply Breathtaking In The Fall

Once the leaves reach their peak, we’re all scrambling to find a way to view them before the season ends. The foliage seems to come and go in the blink of an eye, especially in higher elevation areas accustomed to dramatic shifts in temperature. Over the next three weeks, leaves will be reaching their peak in the High Country area of the Blue Ridge that consists of Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, and Grandfather Mountain. While plenty of people will hop on the Parkway and fight the crowd of cars for a view (can you blame them?) we’re sharing a little secret to viewing foliage in the most relaxing way possible.

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This is a trip you’ll want to plan as soon as possible! I love the Blue Ridge Parkway but finding little escapes like this just makes me ‘fall’ more in love. Have you visited or camped here before?

While you’re in the area, follow our guide and experience the 10 most stunning overlooks on the Parkway.