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Year-round fun no matter what the season
A big part of Western North Carolina's appeal is the enviable year-round climate: summers are comfortable, winters are mild, and fall and spring are absolutely heavenly. Each season brings its own treasures: the lush greenery of summer, the brilliant colors of fall, the snow-draped hills of winter, and the new growth of spring wildflowers. There is never a bad time to visit. No matter what your interests, Western North Carolina boasts the ideal climate for outdoor recreation - and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the great indoors, as well.
Average daytime high in July - 75 degrees F
Average nighttime low in July - 55 degrees F
Average daytime high in January - 51 degrees F
Average nighttime low in January - 27 degrees F
Average annual rainfall - 65 inches
Average annual snowfall - 15 inches
Driest month - October
Fall is a peak experience
Another highlight to life in Lake Toxaway is the amazing display of colors each fall. First come the deep reds of the early-changing dogwoods and sourwoods, followed by the yellows of the tulip poplars. Next come the multi-hued wonders of the black gums and maples, followed by the stately red oaks. The vibrant colors spread down the mountains into the valleys, before slowly fading to the vivid rust and gold of late season. With elevations ranging up to nearly 4,800 feet, the leaves in Lake Toxaway often begin to change in early October, peak in the middle of the month, and continue into November. Visit the excellent interactive map of "leaf color predictions" in North Carolina at VisitNC.com or view current foliage conditions across the nation thanks to The Weather Channel.