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Alleghany County, heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is rich in natural beauty with hiking trails, the New River, nearby state parks and unspoiled landscapes. Visit downtown shops, stroll beautiful sidewalks, dine, enjoy local music, art and events. Drop by the Visitor Center in downtown Sparta or visit www.authenticallyalleghany.com. Read More
Ashe County is the Coolest Corner of North Carolina! Bordering both TN & VA in northwest North Carolina, it offers the best of four season mountain living. Enjoy scenic views, hiking, biking, canoeing, golf, three historic towns, arts district, crafts, festivals, and more! Visit us at www.ashechamber.com, in… Read More
More travelers get on and off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville than anywhere else along the scenic road. This thriving mountain city makes for a vibrant and stylish basecamp boasting an eclectic downtown, 250+ independent restaurants, 50+ craft breweries, and an engaging art and music scene. In Asheville you… Read More
Avery County, North Carolina, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains welcomes fun-seekers of all ages. While visiting, experience our four distinct seasons in an area that offers true Southern hospitality. And, we’re home of the Official Woolly Worm Festival of North Carolina, one of the top 10… Read More
Just minutes away from the legendary Peaks of Otter, Bedford offers delightful diversions from your travels along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Five wineries scattered throughout Bedford, from the slopes of the Peaks of Otter to the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, comprise the Bedford Wine Trail. Thomas Jefferson’s amazing retreat… Read More
Cresting at 5,506’, Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America. Summer temps rarely exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit, creating an ideal climate for hiking, mountain biking, golf, and tennis. Winters are rich in snowfall, creating ideal ski conditions. Lodging options range from hotels to cabins. Read More
Black Mountain is known as “The Little Town That Rocks.” Near Asheville, it has arts/crafts, antiques, galleries, museum, specialty shops and restaurants. Plus, there’s hiking/biking, golf, festivals, breweries, and music. Your choice of lodging includes B&Bs, cabins, and hotels. Pet-friendly. Get your free guide at www.exploreblackmountain.com or by calling… Read More
Known as the “Crown of the Blue Ridge,” Blowing Rock offers visitors sweeping vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are cool and refreshing in the spring and summer, before blazing into a beautiful tapestry of changing leaves in autumn and frosting with snow in winter. One of the… Read More
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area comprises the 25 westernmost counties in North Carolina, 11,000 square miles of scenic beauty among some of the oldest mountains in the world. The Blue Ridge Parkway serves as something of a “Main Street” through the region, and visitors can access many quaint… Read More
Blue Ridge Towns & Trails – Discover the majestic North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore our great small towns & trails, offering tourist info on lodging, dining, shopping, events and all western North Carolina attractions. Detailed business listings with map links can be found at www.NCBlueRidge.com. Read More