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In Haywood County, NC you’ll find a truly authentic Appalachian experience filled with outdoor adventure and family-friendly activities to enjoy year-round. We’re probably best known for our 46 miles of the highest scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and affordable… Read More
Known for both exhilarating outdoor adventure and restful scenic beauty, our majestic mountains are full of amazing, one-of-a-kind experiences. From ATV riding and whitewater rafting, to picturesque wineries and tranquil waterfalls, you will find whatever YOUR heart desires…in the Heart of Appalachia. We look forward to seeing you soon!… Read More
We are Highlands, North Carolina. At 4,118 feet, we offer breathtaking views yet are amazingly down to earth. We are the ideal mountain town, nestled in nature; we are home not only to black bears, but to the most biodiverse collection of flora and fauna in North America. Our public… Read More
Pisgah Visitor Center, located within the Pisgah Ranger Station and operated by the US Forest Service, lies at the entrance to one of Western North Carolina’s greatest treasures – Pisgah National Forest. Collect information or visit the gift shop as you enter the gateway to thousands of miles of… Read More
Polk County, NC is the First Peak of the Blue Ridge. Visit us from I-26E, Exits 59 & 67 off Parkway Milepost 393.6. Explore gorges, hiking, birding, waterfalls, kayaking, scenic drives & historic small towns – Saluda, Tryon & Columbus. Enjoy horse shows, wineries, inspired shops/galleries, local restaurants &… Read More
Radford Visitor’s Center – Rt. 8 to I-81 Exit 109. “Find it in Radford” – Mary Draper Ingles statue, outdoor play and other sites. Easy access to the New River for tubing, fishing & kayaking. Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery. Radford University planetarium, College of Visual & Performing Arts series… Read More