Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Whats on your Fall bucket list?

Fall is on it's way! The air is a bit cooler and the leaves are starting to change. I love this time of the year, just the promise of the glorious fall colors that are on their way and the fresh mountain air. 

What is on your wish list for Fall?? 

Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts, along with a cup of fresh hot apple cider, or even better - some locally grown / locally made "hard" cider!. Stop by Molly Chompers Cidery and taste some of their wonderful hard ciders. Available by the glass or by the bottler, taste some today! This time of the year, they are open Wednesday & Thursdays from 2 pm to 8 pm and Friday through Sunday from 1 pm to 9 pm. 

Take a relaxing drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway - the Fall colors should be at their peak in October, but the leaves change first on the highest peaks and conclude at the lower elevations. The Parkway varies in elevation from just under 650 at James River in Virginia to over 6,000 feet south of Mt. Pisgah in North Carolina. 

The Parkway offers spectacular mountain views, rolling pastures and some wonderful trails. Try the Jumping Off Rock Trail (milepost 260.3), Thompkins Knob Trail (milepost 272.5) and the Lump Trail (milepost 264.4).  Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trail info can be found here


Another of our favorite things to do this time of the year, is to just relax around a crackling  fire! Here at the Cabins at Healing Springs, we offer several cabins with fireplace and we also have outdoor fire pits, stocked with wood for your use, with comfy Adirondack chairs. Grab a beverage of your choice and the marshmallows and toast some s'mores! We look forward to seeing you!