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Rowan ablaze with fall color

Autumn glory

A winding gravel driveway in eastern Rowan County is ringed by the yellowish rusty leaves of the many trees.  Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post

A winding gravel driveway in eastern Rowan County is ringed by the yellowish rusty leaves of the many trees. Jon C. Lakey/Salisbury Post

The mountains of North Carolina are famous for their display of autumn’s annual display of beauty. If you don’t have hours to drive, though, you can still take in fall colors right here in Rowan. From golden yellow to burnt orange to flaming red, the local leaves make once-green forests brand new sights to behold. The colorful trees accentuate the streets of downtown Salisbury and make drives down country roads like something out of a storybook. Take some time to enjoy the spectacle before it’s gone, making way for winter and that season’s cold, stark designs.

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