Autumn's Beauty in North Carolina Forests

The Appalachian Trail Crossing at Stecoah Gap in North Carolina ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Appalachian Trail Crossing at Stecoah Gap in North Carolina. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Our friends with the U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina say this weekend will be a peak time to view fall foliage in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests.

They offer tips on the best leaf-peeping spots online.

Click Here for Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina - 2013

Hit that site and you'll find secrets known only to everyone who also hits that site.

This is the way to find the perfect spot for the perfect photograph. For example, a scenic drive this weekend could include:

  • NC 28 and 143 in Graham County from Fontana Village to Stecoah Gap
  • Or within the Moses Creek drainage along Forest Service Road 4651 in the Roy Taylor forest area of Jackson County
  • The Uwharrie National Forest, located in the Piedmont of North Carolina, also offers its share of fall foliage, as well as camping opportunities.

Autumn is a great time to camp in the Croatan, Uwharrie, Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests.

Click Here for more information on where to camp in the four national forests

Most national forest campgrounds that are typically open during the fall months have resumed operations, although some may have reduced services.

Click Here to make reservations at

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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Published Jan 31, 2013.