The 2017 Fall Colors are in full swing in McDowell County. Visitors to our communities will see the reds, yellows and oranges of our fall trees highlighted by the bold greens of our pine and spruce trees. The season is a little later coming this year so there is plenty of time to enjoy a picnic, see the sights and snap some beautiful photographs of our beautiful landscape. For more information on our local colors along with where to eat, stay and play, visit the Blue Ridge Traveler, the home of the McDowell Tourism Authority, at