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Autumn is here in the mountains!

Okay folks, now’s the time to begin traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting our local Blue Ridge Mountains forests, and hiking the Appalachian Trail. It’s leaf season in Asheville.

Today, September 22, 2008, marks the first day of the fall season. Long been the eye of the prize in the south, Asheville is home to gorgeous trees marked by millenia of growth in the Appalachian mountains. When the trees begin to go into remission and the leaves turn various colors, we are in for quite a treat here.

Many local area experts have cited the fact that recent rainfall and cooling temperatures are perfect conditions for a long-lasting and colorful leaf season. Rainfall helps to keep leaves on trees longer, while rapidly cooling temperatures contribute to the change in the color of the leaves.

People from all-around the United States come to visit the Appalachian mountain ranges during the autumn season for their renowned beauty. What better way to spend a vacation during the fall months, than to be in Asheville, NC? From late September through early November, leaf-lookers and outdoor enthusiasts will be enamored by the kaleidoscope of leaf colors upon the trees, scattered among the mountainside, and hanging out around downtown.

Be sure to check out our recommendations while you’re in Asheville, North Carolina: Lodging (cabins, hotels, etc.) | Things to Do | Restaurants

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