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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
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
Bryson City is a small western North Carolina town on the banks of the Tuckasegee River bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). It’s got gorgeous scenery, local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, family friendly museums, craft breweries, a winery, and a surprising variety of restaurants. Lodging options run… Read More
In the heart of the Blue Ridge Plateau, in the middle of Virginia’s famous Crooked Road, Carroll County is known for scenic mountain vistas plus hiking, fishing, golfing, canoeing, bird-watching, flea markets, gun shows, mountain music and annual festivals. Brady’s Produce is located inside the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market, just… Read More
We can’t wait to welcome you to Charlottesville and Albemarle County! We operate two mobile visitor centers which frequent our most popular attractions in the city and county. For hours, directions, and details about where to find two mobile visitor centers on any given day, visit www.visitcharlottesville.org. Read More
The Best Pick In Virginia, the City of Galax, is located on VA Route 58  just 10 miles West of I-77 Exit 14. Experience a live radio show each Friday night from the Rex Theater, plus our downtown shops and area museum, the New River Trail, August Old Fiddler’s… Read More
A small community in the heart of North Carolina Wine Country that is home to some of North Carolina’s premier wineries and Dobson Square Park. Exit the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 199.4 to I-77S exit 93. For more information visit www.dobson-nc.com or call (336) 356-8962. Read More
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine – Keep what you find in the treasure hunt of your life! Mine for rubies, emeralds and more. Gemstone and fossil store, picnic area, and goats to pet and feed! Open year round at 2120 Brevard Road in Hendersonville, NC. (828) 692-6560. Read More
Nestled along the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Franklin County boasts communities that continue to value their farms, forests, waterways and cultural heritage. Home grown music, outdoor adventure and cultural exploration are just a sampling of what Franklin County, Virginia is all about! Experience a jam session along… Read More