North Carolina is Perfect in October

Published Date Author: , September 20th, 2014

North CarolinaNorth Carolina might just possibly be at its best as summer gives way to fall. In the mountains, the leaves turn brilliant colors, and the days are still warm enough for beachcombing at the coast. But that’s just the beginning. Here are four reasons why October just might be the best month to visit the Tar Heel State.

Hit the Highways

Leaf-peepers driving the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway get a two-fer in the autumn — not only are the hills ablaze with fall color, but the monarch butterflies begin their annual 2,000-mile migration to Mexico in mid-September, which lasts for several weeks.

Near Cashiers, in the southwestern part of the state, this is when the “Shadow of the Bear” emerges from hibernation. This bruin-shaped shadow, formed by the sun setting behind Whiteside Mountain, begins its gradual appearance about 5:30 every evening and lasts through early November.

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