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In the northern area of the Yadkin Valley, on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lies a diamond in a sea of green trees and hills – Wilkes County. Wilkes County is filled with the sweet sounds of Americana music and heritage drama featured at the many… 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
Surry County, located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge foothills, includes four charming towns: Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain. Home to 16 Yadkin Valley wineries and the Surry County Wine Trail, Andy Griffith’s hometown and inspiration for Mayberry, Segment 6 of the Mountains-to-Sea hiking trail, and 100 miles… Read More
Have A Big Vacation in A Small Town! Bryson City is full of fun things to do for every member of the family-and many are FREE! • Fish and go boating on Fontana Lake • Fly fish four rivers and numerous trout streams • Hike the Great Smoky Mountains National… Read More
The Roanoke Valley and the neighboring scenic towns and counties – together known as Virginia’s Blue Ridge – is the quintessential mountain destination. As the largest metropolitan region along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia’s Blue Ridge has so much to offer visitors. Endless choices for creative cuisine and more… Read More
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
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
Hendersonville is North Carolina apple country. Each Fall, families head to dozens of orchards to pick their own apples, enjoy hayrides, taste fresh cider and pose for photos. This small mountain town, just 30 minutes south of Asheville, has one of the most welcoming main streets in North Carolina. Read More
From Parkway Milepost 0 to the mighty James River, explore 471 miles of wineries, breweries (Check out the Red, White & Brews Trails!), cideries, distilleries, orchards, unique lodging, restaurants & shopping. For free travel & event information, contact: Nelson County Department of Tourism, PO Box 636, Dept. BRPA, Lovingston,… Read More
Welcome to the Blue Ridge Traveler’s area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We’re here to help you plan the vacation that fits your lifestyle. What will you find? Miles of epic backcountry trails scattered throughout our region of the Pisgah National Forest.  Ramble through pristine wilderness areas showcasing stellar waterfalls,… Read More