The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

Sept. 28, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Friday Fall Leaf Report!


Today's Blue Ridge Parkway drive was glorious! The ideal temperature, 71 degrees with sun and a little breeze. This image was taken at the North Cove overlook, showing the Orchard at Altapass in the distance and some lovely red poisonous mushrooms.  Tempting! ;)

A few Poplars are beginning to show a little yellow color, I also spotted a few Dogwood leaves showing their red colors.  It's a little early for our higher elevations, although the views are stunning. 

Remember, between now and the second week in November, weekdays provide ideal times to enjoy the Parkway.  Fewer visitors, quiet trail walks and more opportunities to take stunning photographs.