Fall is nearly upon us, and nothing is better than the leaf coverage throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mass color change is followed in true fandom from locals to visitors alike. The fall season would not be complete without its complete expansion of the red, orange, and gold hues. Along with the mix of cool temperatures, fall brings fun outdoor activities, cozy sweaters, warm apple cider, and more in and around Rumbling Bald.
Here are the top five spots that made our fall bucket list:
- Conquer a Corn Maze at Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard
Some good old-fashioned farm fun is always welcome during the autumn months. Farmers bring their fields to life with these tricky paths – perfect for the entire family to enjoy. Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard in Hendersonville offers a five-acre corn maze seven days a week along with other farm fun activities and treats to offer.
- Explore Local Fall Festivals in Asheville
The fall season is the perfect time to explore the outdoors and the atmosphere of our mountain communities. Our area brings a range of festivals, music, and live events to help celebrate our fall season. Asheville is home to many of these festivals along with plenty of local hubs to experience the flavors and tastes of the area. Each location is packed with authenticity and special signatures that can only be found here. Either for an evening date night away or a day tour – these local events will delight and entertain you.
- Hike a Peak at Chimney Rock State Park
Immerse yourself even more in the fall colors by hiking a trail or two during your stay. There is no better way to get to know the mountainside or experience all that fall has to offer. Lake Lure alone boasts many overlooks and trails to explore for both the novice and experienced hikers. One of our local spots is Chimney Rock with trails that range in skill – making it easy to find the perfect fit for each member of the family. Catch in views from the iconic Chimney Rock or visit the cascading rock waterfall. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer nothing short of spectacular views and gorgeous mountain scenery
- Peruse the Nix Pumpkin Patch
Whether you are displaying a variety of choices throughout your home or just selecting the biggest one to carve for Halloween, the fun lies in the process of picking your own. Venture to The Nix Pumpkin Patch in Hendersonville, to pick your own for your fall festivities. You’ll also find other farm favorites to spruce up your fall season.
- Go Apple Picking in Hendersonville
The local orchards around Rumbling Bald pull out all the stops for their harvesting season along with many you-pick apple options. Stepp Farm’s Hillcrest Orchard is tucked away in Hendersonville concealing acres of apples in all shapes and sizes along with hayrides, apple cannons, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other seasonal delights. Down the road is the ever-popular Grandad’s Apples – offering a wide selection of apples, weekend corn maze and apple canon, and a delicious bakery.
Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure is considered by many to be the central hub for fun excursions in the Western NC area. With so many exclusive offerings along with beautiful location and views, Rumbling Bald is your destination for the fall season. Choose from a variety of Lake Lure Vacation Rentals that range from a condo for two or a twelve-person mountain home. Not only the central hub for local excursions, Rumbling Bald offers our guests quality dining, two professional golf courses, spa and salon, lake activities, private beach access, and much more.
Rumbling Bald is the perfect fall destination for seasonal activities and beyond.