Our research is editorially independent but we
may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Although many regions of North Carolina will witness the changing of the autumn leaves, the best view to see genuinely stunning fall colors will be in the western part of the state, near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tens of thousands flock to this mountain range that spans North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia because of the bold colors you take in when enjoying outdoor fall activities. Due to its varied elevations, it is also one of the longest-running leaf seasons in the world, beginning in October and ending in early November.
Since the changing of the leaves varies from year to year and region to region, there is no exact best time to take it in. Since the foliage begins to change at higher elevations and then works its way down the mountain, you can plan your trip accordingly.