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Breathtaking Places to Enjoy Fall in North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the most beautiful states in the USA, hands down. These are some of the best places to experience fall in North Carolina! 

What are your favorite places for fall foliage in North Carolina? Let us know the best cities, towns, parks, and attractions that are amazing for NC leaf-peeping opportunities in the comments. Thanks!

Biltmore Estate 

The 8,000-acres of Blue Ridge Mountain grandeur at Biltmore is without a doubt one of the best spots to see and enjoy fall in North Carolina. The spots are just indescribably good for taking the very best fall foliage photos. It’s advised to take a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway or visit the grounds of Biltmore to experience it at its best.

Uwharrie National Forest

Home to the continent’s oldest mountains, the Uwharrie National Forest is about an hour’s drive from both Charlotte and Greensboro. This area has numerous miles of trails, out of which the 9.5-mile Dutchman’s Creek Trail and the 20.5-mile Uwharrie Trail are great for some picturesque and colorful fall backpacking trips.

Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland of North Carolina got its unique name from the resemblance of the area to the mountains of Switzerland. If you’re familiar with the unimaginably beautiful nature (and fall!) in Switzerland, you will quickly understand why this is one of North Carolina’s most coveted spots during autumn!

Chimney Rock

The fall foliage display is an autumn event that attracts a lot of attention in western North Carolina, especially in the Chimney Rock area. The Blue Ridge Mountains boast one of the longest fall color seasons in the United States, with peaks ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level.

Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock, North Carolina’s oldest tourist attraction, is located 3 miles off the parkway on US Route 321. This drive will take at least an hour and 45 minutes one way, of course, depending on how many stops you make it will take longer.