18 Photos to Convince you to Visit North Carolina in the Fall

18 Photos to Convince you to Visit North Carolina in the Fall | Always A Foreigner

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18 Photos to Convince you to Visit North Carolina in the Fall

There is nothing like fall in North Carolina. Miles upon miles of continuous forest, mornings shrouded in foggy mist, and a respite from the heat of the summer make fall the perfect season for outdoor activities. The color change here is spectacular. With as many as 100 different types of trees within the North Carolina Appalachia Blue Ridge region, each tree changes its own version of fall. Pictures speak a thousand words however, and here are my favorite from our adventures in North Carolina this season.

 

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The best time to visit North Carolina to view the fall colors ranges from early October to early November depending on the elevation. Higher elevations in the mountains will start to change first, and the lower elevations and foothills change last. Romantic Asheville has a great color report that they update, and it is worth following along if you are planning a visit. Asheville Trails also has a great list of hikes in the area that are great for chasing those colors! Leaf chasing is a real sport in North Carolina, with the Blue Ridge Parkway being the best way to traverse the mountainscape in the hunt of fall foliage. While fall is ending for this season, there’s always next year.

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It can be easy to forget those things throughout the hustle and stresses of every day life...but this week it's easy to remember. 
I'm thankful for so many things. I'm thankful for these mountains, and even more so for Cazzie, who is willing to drop everything every weekend to explore them with me. I'm thankful for friends and family, and for the kilbasa and sauerkraut that will be in abundance at my family's Thanksgiving feast. And last but not least, I'm thankful that we live in a crazy beautiful world. 
Even though thanksgiving isn't until Thursday, I think it's important to drag this feeling of thankfulness out as long as possible...because who ever said a little bit of joy inserted into our daily lives was a bad thing? .
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If anyone is curious about the Looking Glass Rock hike, check out the link in my bio! .
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  • I have absolutely no idea what made me book a flight to India. I didn't know one thing about the country. 
But without that flight, I never would have known Cazzie. And without Cazzie, I might never have been sitting in these mountains. 
So whatever that reason was....I'm beyond glad it happened. .
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The thing that's great about hiking is the amount of opportunity it holds. We're consumed every day by planning dream trips to Canada's Rockies...or Utah's canyons...or the Pacific Northwest's Cascades....or really anywhere with a beautiful landscape. 
And even with being in North Carolina for over a year, we've barely touched the tip of the iceberg on what this state alone holds. 
It's exciting to think about. Being in a world as big and as beautiful as ours. There's never going to be that moment when we stop and say "wow, we really have seen it all." I have a funny feeling we won't ever stop trying though.
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  • When we first met, one of our first things that we did together was hike to a waterfall in India. 
It wasn't a date or anything like that, seeing as how there were 6 other people with us at the time. But ever since that first waterfall, it's been a thing of ours. 
When we first moved to North Carolina, I was feeling homesick and Cazzie took me to Linville Falls to cheer me up. I think he was trying to prove to me that North Carolina wasn't all that bad...and it worked. It's safe to say that was the start of my love affair with this state. 
This last weekend, we saw this waterfall off the side of a road and pulled over immediately to explore. 
It was raining, we were tired from camping for 2 nights, and it was cold. But even still, we ran up the trail excited. 
There's a lot of reasons North Carolina is fantastic...but roadside waterfalls are pretty dang hard to beat. .
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