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A Moses Cone Fall Day,
Rocking on the Porch


Enjoying Moses Cone fall colors is as easy as sitting in a rocking chair on the porch of the Flat Top Manor on a warm autumn day.



Flat Top Manor, Moses Cone Memorial Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina You may not be a multi-millionaire like Moses Cone, but it is easy to enjoy the million dollar fall foliage scenic view from a rocking chair on the sunlit porch of his mansion. Ah, rocking on the porch on a crisp fall day surrounded by fall colors. Moses Cone Manor is the perfect place to relax with nothing better to do than look out across lovely blue Bass Lake surrounded by gently rolling hills blanketed with stunning North Carolina fall foliage.



Sometimes on a Moses Cone fall day it's hard to decide which is prettier, the tapestry of red, orange and yellow draping the hills, or the shimmering reflection of fall colors in Bass Lake far below. No need to rush into a decision though, just rock a while and enjoy an autumn view you'll never tire of while sitting on the porch at Moses Cone. Fall is the best time to sit on the porch and look out over the Moses Cone fall estate. And when you are ready, get up and walk into the Flat Top Manor behind you to admire the brilliant hand-crafted colors, patterns and shapes of some of the finest mountain crafts to be found anywhere.




Moses Cone Manor from Bass Lake, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North CarolinaThe Parkway Craft Center, a craft shop of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, is located in the Flat Top Manor behind the porch with a row of rocking chairs facing the Blue Ridge Mountains and autumns splendid fall colors. Moses Cone is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway between mile posts 292 and 295, the Moses Cone Memorial Park also offers 25 miles of carriage roads and trails for walking, hiking and horseback riding. The picturesque mountain town of Blowing Rock with a great selection of fine restaurants, art galleries and shops is 2 miles away


Max Patch
Pack a picnic lunch and drive to Max Patch in fall. Follow curving two-lane country roads through rural countryside, small mountain towns and forest ablaze with autumn colors on this favorite Asheville fall foliage tour.



Grandfather Mountain
Viewing fall colors at Grandfather Mountain from the middle of the mile high swinging bridge is an autumn experience to remember for a lifetime.



Mount Mitchell
Fall foliage season is a great time to visit the highest mountain in the eastern US, when a crisp clear autumn day provides long range views of fall colors





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