Blue Ridge Mountain Fall & Winter Activities

Blue Ridge Mountains Resort Webcams and Live Videos


To help you enjoy your trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains we’ve compiled a list of live video feeds along the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as Live Webcams at Blue Ridge Mountain resorts in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Fall leaves and foliage reports.


And for the latest reports on fall leaves, check out our Fall Foliage guide.

Blue Ridge Mountain Scenic Highways and Byways


You’ll find maps of the most scenic mountain roads, with lots of fun curves and elevation changes in our Best Mountain Roads guide.

Blue Ridge Parkway Maps and Information


For Blue Ridge Parkway mile-markers of rest-stops, hours of operation, Park rules and regulations, and an interactive map, visit our Blue Ridge Parkway guide.

Live Weather Reports and Road Closure Info


To help you have a safe mountain getaway, you’ll find the latest information on road closures and weather here.

Blue Ridge Mountain Luxury Lodging Accommodations


You’ll find extensive lodging info for the Blue Ridge Mountains in our Accommodations guide, from romantic and luxurious hotels and resorts to the most cozy bed and breakfast inns, lodges, and cabins.

Blue Ridge Mountain B&Bs, Inns, Cabin Rentals and Vacation Homes


Some have elegant rooms with magnificent views and gorgeous landscaping, private fireplaces and whirlpool baths. Most provide free coffee and wifi. Many offer afternoon wine & cheese tastings. All are clean and comfortable.

Blue Ridge Mountain Lodging - Cabins, Hotels, Inns, and Resorts

They’re all located within a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and many are pet friendly.

Blue Ridge Mountain Winter Activities and Attractions


Activities for children and adults abound in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll find great ideas for fun and adventure, shopping and sightseeing on our Activities and Attractions guide, including an extensive list of ski resorts from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Mountain Restaurant Guide


Of course no getaway would be complete without good food and drink, so whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a great breakfast or lunch, you’ll find just what you need in our extensive Blue Ridge Mountains Dining guide.

Blue Ridge Mountain Microbreweries and Craft Beer Pubs


You’ll find a thorough list of micro breweries and pubs in our Craft Beer Breweries guide.

Blue Ridge Mountain Wineries and Vineyards


You’ll find the best Blue Ridge Mountain winemakers in our Wineries and Vineyards guide.

We hope you have a wonderful time in the mountains this winter!

Leaves are Reaching Peak Color for Fall 2015

2015 Fall Car Club Ride to Highlands, NC

We took a ride this weekend to Highlands, North Carolina, for the monthly outing of our community’s sports car club. It’s about an hour and a half trip, with lots of twists and turns, and beautiful fall leaves at their peak. The scenery was spectacular.

Sunrise Sun Beams, Fall, 2015-Leaves-Peaking

When we woke up and looked out our front window we were greeted with an amazing display of sunbeams and color. Our smart phone cameras couldn’t do it justice, of course. Then we met near the entrance to our community to coordinate our ride…

2015 October Carriage Park Sports Car Club

We headed out about 10:00 am and arrived just in time for an early lunch at Wild Thyme on Main Street in Highlands…

Downtown Highlands, NC, Fall 2015

We enjoyed our lunch at Wild Thyme, thanks to great friends, good food and terrific service. Our waitress treated us exceptionally well, despite the large number of guests with lots of special requests. If you haven’t taken the time to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains, try to do it this week. The leaves are gorgeous! Here’s what they look like today from my driveway…

Oct. 26, 2015 Fall Leaf Color


MINIacs Gather for Annual MINIPalooza Event

Miniacs at the MINIPalooza Little Switzerland Run

Over 100 MINI Coopers registered for the MINIpalooza in Asheville, North Carolina, recently. They came from up and down the east coast and as far away as California.

Annual MINIpalooza Event Tar Heel MINI Club

As new MINI owners we joined the Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club for a drive up to Little Switzerland off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There were 24 cars in our “Diamond Back” run.

2014 MINI Palooza by Tar Heel MINI Club

We’ve seen and heard the slogan “Not Normal” in our MINI club, and we’re starting to understand it. There was even a pair of these riding as passengers in one of the cars…

2014 MINIPalooza Passengers

The drivers were Not Normal, too. The biggest Miniac (as they call themselves) was our lead driver, who definitely looked and drove like a Miniac…

MINIPalooza Lead Driver

Some of us were glad when the Diamondback portion of our tour was over (and very thankful we didn’t wreck or get a ticket!). We took a break at an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view was spectacular…

2014 MINIPalooza Parkway View

We got back to Asheville just in time for dinner, which was sponsored by Flow MINI from Winston-Salem. Their motoring advisor, service manager and service technician answered lots of questions about our fun little cars…

2014 MINIPalooza Dinner

The next big MINI event hosted by the Tar Heel Mini Club will be the MINIs Slay the Sleeping Dragon (MSSD) at the Tail of the Dragon, October 24-26, 2014. We’ll see you there… to take pictures (sorry, we can’t keep up).

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