October 22, 2012 Photos
Many areas in the park reached peak this past weekend and the mountains were a riot of fall colors. Enjoy these photos taken in the park over the past few days.
Did You Know?
The park’s high elevation heath balds are treeless expanses where dense thickets of shrubs such as mountain laurel, rhododendron, and sand myrtle grow. Known as “laurel slicks” and “hells” by early settlers, heath balds were most likely created by forest fires long ago.