Fall foliage color, Blue Ridge Parkway MP 455, Qualla land trust, North Carolina, USA.
On the Blue Ridge Parkway, view brilliant fall colors in mid October, in North Carolina, USA. This photo is at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 455 in the Plott Balsam Range, within the Qualla Boundary between Soco Creek and Soco Gap. The Qualla Boundary is a land trust supervised by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Tribe of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, who reside on the adjacent Reservation in western North Carolina. The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway was built 1935-1987 to aesthetically connect Shenandoah National Park (in Virginia) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. (The Smokies are a subrange of the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains.)Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download