Moses Cone Carriage Road
Fall Foliage Walk At Bass Lake
This vibrant Moses Cone carriage road fall foliage walk curves around the shoreline of lovely Bass Lake. The mile-long autumn fall color ramble is so gentle and level that you can take a baby stroller along.
On this North Carolina fall foliage walk, the magnificent colors of autumn sweep up the hillsides that surround Bass Lake on all sides.
The red, green and golden fall foliage produced by oak, hickory, birch and maple trees creates a tapestry of bright fall colors rising above the blue lake, and on a clear day the colors shimmer in the reflected sunlight and form reflections on the lake's surface.
From several places along this Moses Cone Carriage Road there are views up to the Moses Cone Flat Top Manor, 2,000 feet above the lake. This family-friendly Carriage Road fall foliage walk is also used by dog-walkers, joggers, runners and horseback riders, so it is a good idea to watch where you step and move off the road when you pause to admire the fall color display.
The Parkway Craft Center, a craft shop of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, is located in the Flat Top Manor at Moses Cone. Be sure to ask for a map of the 25 miles of Moses Cone Carriage Road trails as each road offers another spectacular North Carolina fall foliage walk.
Moses Cone Memorial Park is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway between mile posts 292 and 295, and the entrance to the Bass Lake parking area is off of Highway 221. The picturesque mountain town of Blowing Rock with a great selection of fine restaurants, art galleries and shops is 2 miles away.
Our Favorite Autumn Foliage Walks
Asheville Fall Colors Walk
Stroll along the rushing Swannanoa River on a leaf strewn path and then circle the fields at Warren Wilson College Farm surrounded by fall colors.
Take the family on an autumn foliage walk in the gardens with the best fall color plantings, and then walk paths through native woods at the peak of fall color.
Joyce Kilmer Forest
Surrounded by fall colors, walk through an old growth forest with giant 400 year-old poplar and ancient hardwood trees in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.
Follow in the footsteps of famous poet Carl Sandburg to the top of Glassy Mountain for a scenic view of fall colors in the Flat Rock valley.
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