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  • MrsJBolt answered:
    Asheville also has the Botanical Gardens which is a wonderful place to explore. www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org/
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Colors in western North Carolina are beautiful between the second weekend in October and the second weekend in November. Colors begin at the highest elevations, gradually moving towards the lower foothills and valley regions. In my area, thirty minutes east of Asheville, including Old Fort, Marion, Lake James, Little Switzerland and Linville Falls, elevations range between 1200 to 3000 feet. You could literally drive the Blue Ridge Parkway between Little Switzerland and Linville Falls experiencing beautiful oranges, reds and yellows then drive the DiamondbackNC (tm) to Marion where foliage is still green! Mt. Mitchell, just south along the Parkway from Little Switzerland, is another story altogether with temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler and colors changing earlier! Come back in October 2010!
  • MrsJBolt answered:
    Hi! Yes, it is certainly possible to do day trips to Boone and Maggie Valley from Asheville. Boone is a little less than 2 hours north. Take i-40 to 221 through Marion to Linville/Banner Elk to Boone or take i-40 to Hickory then north on hwy-321. As for Maggie Valley it's about 45 minutes West of Asheville and it is a beautiful drive out i-40 and hwy-74/19. Have fun, all three areas are gorgeous.

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