Fabulous Fall Foliage

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Things to Do | Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Western North Carolina Gets a Positive Nod From The Today Show and Travel + Leisure Magazine

During a recent airing of The Today Show – Travel + Leisure Magazine’s International Editor, Mark Orwoll listed Western North Carolina as being one of the best Autumn get-aways in the nation to view the fabulous fall foliage.  “This is a wonderful part of the country to visit for the fall,” suggests Orwoll.  Aside from leaf watching, he recommends such family-friendly fall traditions as apple picking, antiquing, driving the Blue Ridge Parkway or taking a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Visit the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau and you could go for a leisurely boat ride on one of our many mountain lakes, hike a winding trail through a colorful ancient forest, don a pair of waders and cast your line into a peaceful stream, take in breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys below from the 9th hole of a championship golf course, go on a quest for the most beautiful waterfall – the list goes on and on.  Don’t forget the amazing shops and unique restaurants that line the streets of our historic villages and towns.  There’s no shortage of fun to be had or beauty to be seen.

Red Maple Leaf

Red Maple Leaf

Begin planning your trip right away!  According to Orwoll, Western North Carolina’s foliage peak season is now through November 3 – depending on the elevation.  To celebrate the start of leaf season, you won’t want to miss The Leaf Festival of Cashiers Valley – Oct. 8-10, 2009.  Click here to learn more about this terrific event.  Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to visit our website at www.ncliving.com for more information about the villages and townships that line The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, as well as the shops, restaurants and accommodations available in the area.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call us at 828.743.1999. We look forward to seeing you and your family up on the mountain this fall!

To view the Today Show interview with Mark Orwoll, visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/33151972#33151972.  For regularly updated maps of areas to see the best fall foliage at their peak, visit  http://www.weather.com/outlook/driving/fallfoliage/regiondetail/nc3?from=ff_reg_txt or http://www.foliagenetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=199:se-foliage-report-7-2009&catid=35:southeast-us&Itemid=72.