Here is a site from Visit NC that may help you plan a fall color ride in the North Caroilna mountains and/or on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just click on the NC fall colors launch circle. After getting a time frame you can then click "Where to See the Color", then "Scenic Drives" for some info on nice byways other than the BRP. The Waterfall Byway (#16 on the map) it especially nice. Hope this helps you see some really pretty countryside in full color.