accessible fall foliageOne of the benefits of living in western North Carolina is getting to experience all four seasons. We have relatively mild winters, but you can typically count on a few snowfalls to keep things interesting. Spring and summer are full of life and warmth, beckoning residents to explore the forests, waterways, and mountain tops throughout our area. 

However, the real treat for many is Autumn. The temperatures get cooler, but the ground is still warm, making it the perfect time for bonfires and cookouts. Friday night lights shine bright over high school football stadiums throughout the area. And, of course, the leaves begin their brilliant displays of color. 

Millions of tourists travel to western North Carolina to enjoy what we have in our own backyards. If you are searching for accessible leaf viewing areas near Asheville, Loyal Lifts can help. 

Where to Find Accessible Leaf Viewing Near Asheville, NC

1) The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville

The North Carolina Arboretum, situated in the Pisgah National Forest has been connecting people with nature for more than thirty years. On its campus, which boasts over four hundred acres of public gardens, you will be treated to remarkable views of North Carolina’s most beautiful natural settings. This is one of the best and closest accessible places to see leaves near downtown Asheville. 

2) Mount Mitchell and Craggy Gardens

On the Blue Ridge Parkway, Craggy Gardens provides incredible and accessible views of the changing leaves. Craggy is one of the highest points on the Parkway, so views for miles abound. Just a few miles away, you can visit the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. 

The observation deck perched near its summit is not only accessible but also offers a one-of-a-kind view of the surrounding mountain ranges and the foliage that carpets them. Make sure to leave space on your calendar to soar to the apex of Mount Mitchell this year with Loyal Lifts!

3) Lake Junaluska in Haywood County

When you visit Lake Junaluska, which is tucked away amid the Western North Carolina mountains, you won't just see the foliage. This pristine lake offers a historic inn, a golf course, numerous walking trails, beautiful gardens, leisurely lake cruises, animal viewing, and more. Anyone who needs a reset this fall will undoubtedly benefit from spending time at Lake Junaluska.

4) The French Broad River Greenway

A wooded oasis in the big city, the French Broad River Greenway puts on as brilliant a display of all colors as anywhere in the region. Along its winding paths, you will be in awe of vibrant leaves and the numerous jaw-dropping vistas that sweep across the landscape.

Loyal Lifts Transportation in Asheville, NC

Asheville is known for being a city with beautiful fall colors. Loyal Lifts helps seniors, the elderly, and those who require accessible transportation get around our gorgeous city. Whether you need a ride to the airport, the doctor, the grocery store, a family gathering, or anywhere else, we can help you get there in style. Contact Loyal Lifts to schedule your accessible ride today!