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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
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
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
The Crozet Tunnel Greenway – the Coolest Hike in Virginia – offers a unique opportunity for visitors to visit both sides of the much-visited Blue Ridge Mountains at Rockfish Gap in Central Virginia. The tunnel and trails are part of a regional greenway system. The trail is for hikers… Read More
Find your way back to fresh air, bright skies and warm hospitality in Shenandoah County, Virginia. From Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, it’s a short drive into Shenandoah County, home to six unique and beautiful historic towns with plenty to offer. Dine at fabulous… 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
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