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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
Big Walker Lookout – Observation tower, scenic views, hiking trails, cafe and craft/novelty shop. Book Signings by Local Authors, Craft & Artisan Demonstrations and Live Music on the Porch on weekends May through October. Exit the Parkway at Milepost 199.5 in Fancy Gap and take US 52 North past Wytheville. Open… Read More
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music. 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
Bolling Wilson Hotel is a 1927 hotel redesigned to pay homage to Wytheville’s most prominent citizen, Edith Bolling Wilson, with design elements telling the story of her life. Elegant, cosmopolitan feel. Visit www.bollingwilsonhotel.com or call (276) 223-2333 for more information. Read More
Visit Caldwell County to experience entertainment like live music and theatre, festivals and car shows, world class sculpture exhibits, local crafts, and antiques. You’ll find a host of accommodations in this outdoor recreation mecca located thirty minutes south of Milepost 294.6. Visit for the day or come to stay!… 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,… Read More