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Fall in North Carolina brings vibrant shades of red and orange to the North Carolina mountains and crisp blues along the Carolina shore. The colors of fall inspire artists nationwide and draw tourists from around the world to experience the wonder of changing seasons. Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite places to experience the fall and see its rich colorways. (So, if you’re looking for a long weekend trip in October, take notes!)

As you’ve read here time and time before, the North Carolina mountains hold a special place in my heart. Consider a weekend in Blowing Rock and plan day jaunts to surrounding towns like West Jefferson (famous for cheeeese!) and Little Switzerland (beautiful views and gem mining!) If you prefer fantastic food and rows upon rows of art galleries, steer towards Asheville instead and make sure to book a tour at the Biltmore Estate.


Photo Credit: Dave Carlson

For a more relaxed weekend getaway, select from one of North Carolina’s many coastal towns. Step back in time and visit Beaufort, NC – a quaint fishing village near the Outer Banks. Rent a flat bottom boat for a quick ride to Shackelford Banks, and enjoy a picnic among the tall marsh reeds and wild horses. If you’d prefer a broader tour of the area, spend the weekend in Hatteras and take a 30 minute ferry to Ocracoke. (Wild horses live there, too)!

wild horses

Photo Credit: Dianna of “These Days of Mine”

Wherever the road takes you this fall, pack light and take pictures. Enjoy the moments of a new season and find your refresh in the change! Where do you enjoy the change of seasons? Share your favorite places with me in the comment section below!

Happy trails,

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