I've enjoyed the fall colors in the Appalachian and Smokey Mountains six or seven times over the last ten years and now that I've recently retired, I'm wanting to take a week in the mountains enjoying the color and fall riding.
I'm trying to time my travels to coincide with the near peak to peak colors - doing so is a bit difficult from Michigan and the only eyes on I have available are various webcams on the internek. Resolution and color are not always the best....
Sooo, I'm wondering if any members that may live in the area can assist by suggesting timing. I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan and plan to ride to Lexington, KY on the first day and stay at the Sleep Inn at the Man 'O War exit off I-75. Hotel gives a 50% discount if you tell them you're going to the Harley Shop - which I do; I like their boot socks
Second day will end in Boone, NC and I'll head south from there for the remainder of my trip.
What dates would you choose to start a ride in the area to get the best color tour?
Bike is packed, serviced and ready to go.
Thanks for any help.