Written by Derek Halsey | Photos by Anthony Harden
There is a constant, bustling stream of tourists walking the streets of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, on this October day.
In and around this long-time resort town, the autumn leaves are just beginning to turn, especially on the historic and beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, which is just a couple of miles away.
Sitting at 4,000 feet above sea level, on the rim of Johns River Gorge, Blowing Rock has been a beloved destination for well over a century. On this afternoon, as with every day, many of the tourists who are exploring the small downtown area are walking into the High Country Candles shop.
The full article continues below. Click to open in fullscreen…