Forest Service offers Tips for Fall Foliage Fun in the Mountains

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The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina today unveiled its fall foliage 2013 webpage, featuring scenic drives and others areas in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests to enjoy leaf viewing this autumn. With more than a month before the fall foliage season begins, the feature will help visitors plan their fall adventures.

The feature is posted on the National Forests in North Carolina website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc, click on “Fall Foliage in the Mountains.”

“Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina – 2013” describes popular locations for viewing mountain plants at high, middle and low elevations during peak season. For example, the Big Butt trail in the Mount Mitchell area of Yancey County enables travelers to enjoy a variety of colorful, high-elevation plants in late September and early October. Visit the webpage to see more featured locations and, remember, always practice safety when visiting the national forests.

For more about the fall foliage for Watauga County and the High Country be sure to bookmark the Fall Color Report page on WataugaRoads.com. Updated frequently as the colors start to turn.

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