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Fall color to soon begin decorating the High Country

Fall colors as once seen near Grandfather MountainThe High Country's annual vibrant display of natural color is set to begin soon, with peak leaf season coming sometime in mid-October. That's the prediction by the Fall Color Guy, an Appalachian State University professor who monitors Mother Nature's fireworks display as is moves through the area.

Some leaves are already changing, but the massive color change won't really begin until October, according to biology professor Howard Neufeld.

“I still think the major peak will occur at about the same time this year as in past years, which for the Boone area at 3,300 feet elevation, is mid-October (10-14th),” Neufeld said. “If it gets warmer, that will delay the color peak by several days, and if much cooler, could advance it by the same amount.”

Nuefeld will update the color progress on his university webpage. He also posts updates and photos on his Fall Color Guy facebook page.

It's a beautiful time in the High Country. People from hundreds of miles away will visit to experience what local residents enjoy daily on their way to school or work. One of the many fantastic benefits of Living the Dream in the High Country of North Carolina.