Autumn in Ashe County
Here at Ashe High Country Realty, we think all quintessential fall activities are best enjoyed in the mountains of north western North Carolina. Whether you’re looking to carve pumpkins, enjoy the leaves as they showcase their brilliant colors, or just visiting around the Thanksgiving holiday, you’re sure to enjoy your time in the mountains of Ashe County.
It is easy to pick up the perfect pumpkin and other fall decorations near the town of Jefferson. Located at the corner of NC Highway 16 and Don Walters Road, Third Day Market’s Pumpkin Patch is one of the most popular destinations in the area. Visitors will find all sizes and colors of pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn shocks, Indian corn, and mums. Stop by to find the perfect pumpkin to carve your best jack-o-lantern, and the rest of your fall decorations!
Changing Leaves in NC Mountains
One of most popular reasons to visit North Carolina’s mountains in the fall are the changing leaves. Every year, the month of October (and early November in lower elevations) the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into vibrant red, yellow, and orange as leaves on native deciduous trees change color before falling off for the winter. The Blue Ridge Parkway is an especially popular area for motorists to drive and enjoy the colors. During the fall months, overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway often display a tale of three seasons; the lush green of the lower-elevation Yadkin Valley, hues of red, yellow and orange on the mountain slopes, and the brown of winter on high mountain peaks.
Whether visiting family or simply escaping to the mountains for the Holiday season, Ashe County truly shines during the fall months. There are plenty of restaurant options in both West Jefferson and Jefferson, and certainly no shortage of ways to appreciate the area’s beautiful surroundings. Come discover why so many choose to call Ashe County home.
And, then there is Halloween!
Be sure to attend the activities in and around West Jefferson for Halloween.
This year, a full blue moon will appear on Halloween night.