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Old 08-09-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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I want to take the 2-yr old kid up to the mountains for some great fall-color leave photos. Any recos for when/where? Thinking October in Asheville/Boone. Is that the right time for primo colors?
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:18 PM
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is a prime place to take pictures of leaves. There is a park in Blowing Rock that might be a good location. How about Biltmore House. You would find more than leaves there.

Our wedding anniversary is on October 10th. We went to Blowing Rock on a very short honeymoon. The leaves were beautiful that year and we usually go back to that area at that time most years. In 45 years, maybe two did not have good color on the weekend before or after October 10th. One year everything was brown because of the drought and another year the winds had scalped the trees of leaves.

Please note that different locations on the parkway have color according to when the frost starts. I would think that on October 15th there would be color almost everywhere.

Have you ever thought of Tweetsie Railroad as a picture taking location.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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Great thread! Keep those suggestions coming...
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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My husband and I go on the Parkway every October. We go on the official website, (just google Blue Ridge Parkway) and get updates.

The local news stations, at least in our area, give fall color updates on their broadcasts and have them on their websites.

Tweetsie Railroad is a great idea!
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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Check the weather up there. It is very likely that it could be foggy along the Parkway and you won't see any color at all. I have a running joke with a friend who tried to see the Mt. colors two years in a row and got caught in some miserably thick fog along the Parkway.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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With the abundant rainfall this year, the Fall colors should be a vibrant, brilliant show of color by Mother Nature..
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Am I the only one that can't help but have a little chuckle when they read threads like this because it reminds me of the Family Guy episode with all the "Leafers" invading Quahog to see the leaves? Great episode, just a little tangent. Not makin fun of th OP hehe
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Am I the only one that can't help but have a little chuckle when they read threads like this because it reminds me of the Family Guy episode with all the "Leafers" invading Quahog to see the leaves? Great episode, just a little tangent. Not makin fun of th OP hehe

That particular Family Guy episode is the funniest 30 minutes of comedy in the history of television. The family fight near the end is hysterical.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Blowing Rock looks cool, gonna be tough to keep the camera on the kid though . The Blowing Rock

Thanks all for the advice/Giggity.

If anyone knows any specific locations in the Blue Ridge Mts, hit me/us.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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With the heat today, I can't wait for fall to get here!!!
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