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Where to See Fall Colors in Wilkes

October 07, 2020 at 11:26 AM

There is no better feeling than driving through the mountains with the windows down, looking out the window at cascading, colorful mountain views. The vivid colors of fall cast upon a clear blue sky. Here in Wilkes, the broad geography and varying altitude allows us to experience peak fall colors for weeks on end. Check out our resources below and find your back road to a peaceful, country drive. 

From WNC Magazine: 

Toast to Color in the Yadkin Valley

Late autumn is prime time to savor the rich russet hues of lower elevation foliage in the Yadkin Valley. No sweaty hike or crowded roads; just a super scenic setting of rolling foothills below the Blue Ridge and fall colors that last into November. Start in Elkin on North Carolina’s 65-mile Yadkin Valley Scenic Byway and make a big loop that passes dozens of wineries that have made North Carolina’s first American Viticultural Area a wine destination with a rising reputation. On or off the official state byway, or touring one the four “wine trails” (tailored day excursions that each hit four to six wineries), the back roads of Wilkes County’s Brushy Mountains are a great place to just sit outside, clink a few glasses, and toast the end of autumn.

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