Spring and Fall Activities for Your Highlands at Sugar Vacation

The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains draw visitors throughout the year. Milder temperatures allow for enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, fishing, biking and more during the spring, summer and fall months. The cold temperatures in the winter allow for great opportunities for skiing, ice skating, and tubing. Other attractions include enjoying the view of Sugar Mountain on a lift ride, gem mining in Banner Elk, experiencing the wonder of the Linville Caverns and walking across the “Mile High Swinging Bridge” on Grandfather Mountain. Another popular attraction in the area is the Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock featuring themed train rides, amusement rides, live entertainment and more. Sugar Mountain and the surrounding areas offer a wide variety of things to do for the entire family no matter what season you plan your visit. Read on to discover a few of our favorite experiences to enjoy during the spring and fall.

Things to Do in the Spring

Spring is a great time to take advantage of the mild temperatures and go hiking, biking and running. Not only is it a great way to stay in shape but when you stop to rest you can admire the beautiful wildflowers, the budding on the trees, flowing streams and mesmerizing waterfalls. Another way to enjoy the beauty of the North Carolina mountains in spring is on a horseback riding tour. Seeing the mountains come back to life and enjoying an average high of 59° is a great way to spend your spring vacation.

Things to Do in the Fall

The mountains are alive with color in the fall with the changing of the leaves. Many visitors like to enjoy the fall foliage with a scenic drive on The Blue Ridge Parkway. Another way to experience this beauty is walking across the Mile High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain. Visitors get to experience a 360° panoramic view of the mountains in all its splendor. Unique festivals and events such as the Woolly Worm Festival and Autumn at Oz are also held in the fall. Plan your vacation to Sugar Mountain when you can also experience the beauty of the vibrant colors of the changing leaves.

Though the winter season is phenomenal for outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding, and the summertime is perfect for swimming in the fresh mountain lakes, you’ll also find a wide variety of fun-filled activities to enjoy during the spring and fall. From enjoying the vivid colors of autumn to watching the mountain landscape come back to life after winter, you’ll love spending your vacation time relaxing at The Highlands at Sugar. Contact us today to start planning your next North Carolina mountains getaway.