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Embracing Autumn in Southeast Mountain Towns
As the vibrant colors of summer gradually give way to the warm hues of autumn, there's no better time to plan a getaway to the Southeast's enchanting mountain towns. The 100 Collection, your trusted source for vacation rentals in these destinations, is here to guide you through the best fall activities and things to do in five picturesque locations: Asheville, Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge, Gatlinburg, and Big Canoe. Get ready for a season filled with scenic beauty, outdoor adventures, and cozy relaxation.
Fall Foliage Adventures: Asheville is renowned for its breathtaking fall foliage. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to witness the vibrant spectrum of colors. Better yet, take a hike through nearby Pisgah National Forest or DuPont State Forest for an up-close encounter with the autumn leaves.
Visit the Biltmore Estate: The Biltmore Estate is a must-see attraction year-round, but in the fall, it's especially captivating. The meticulously landscaped gardens are a sight to behold as they transform into a tapestry of red, orange, and yellow.
Explore Downtown Asheville: Stroll through the charming streets of downtown Asheville, where you can shop for local crafts, savor farm-to-table cuisine, and enjoy live music performances.
Hiking in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park: Experience the fall beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains by hiking along the numerous trails in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Don't forget your camera, as you'll want to capture the stunning vistas.
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train: For a unique fall experience, hop aboard the Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train, a family-friendly Halloween attraction that combines spooky thrills with the picturesque scenery of the North Carolina mountains.
Mercier Orchards: Blue Ridge is famous for its apple orchards, and Mercier Orchards is the place to go for apple picking, cider tasting, and delightful apple-inspired treats.
Scenic Railway: Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and marvel at the stunning fall foliage. The train journey offers a peaceful and immersive way to enjoy the season's splendor.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Gatlinburg serves as an ideal base for exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Experience the beauty of the park's diverse ecosystem through hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting.
Anakeesta Adventure Park: For a unique and thrilling experience, visit Anakeesta Adventure Park. It offers ziplining, treetop canopy walks, and a scenic chairlift ride, all while surrounded by the stunning autumn landscape.
Marina Days: Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the serene lakes of Big Canoe. Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the pristine waters while surrounded by the vibrant autumn colors.
Big Canoe Jeep Trail: For off-road excitement, tackle the Big Canoe Jeep Trail, designed for 4x4 vehicles. It weaves through Nature Valley's natural and historical sites, with rocky inclines and creek crossings, delivering a thrilling experience for outdoor enthusiasts.
Each of these Southeast mountain towns has something unique to offer in the fall. Whether you're seeking breathtaking fall foliage, outdoor adventures, or simply a cozy and picturesque escape, Asheville, Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge, Gatlinburg, and Big Canoe have it all. The 100 Collection is your partner in finding the perfect vacation rental to make your stay even more memorable. So, pack your bags, pick your favorite destination, and prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty of autumn in the Southeast's mountain towns.