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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
Blue Ridge Travel Association – Free travel guide of the attractions, accommodations and events for locations along I-77 and I-81, and scenic byways of the mountains of Virginia. Visit www.virginiablueridge.org or call (800) 446-9670 for more information. 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
Brown Mountain Lights mystery seen near here in the Pisgah National Forest. Go south on NC Hwy 181 from Parkway Milepost 312. Hike Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountains. See the Linville Gorge. Visit pristine Lake James State Park. www.discoverburkecounty.com… Read More
Burnsville is known for natural wonders, including Mount Mitchell, highest peak in the East. Popular activities include hiking, paddling, biking, fishing and stargazing. The area’s beauty inspires many artists to create here. Downtown Burnsville boasts shops, restaurants and galleries around the town square. Stay at a charming bed-and-breakfast inn or… Read More
“Your time…our place.” Sculpted by Nature…crafted by Man, visit Caldwell County. Experience live music and theatre, festivals and car shows, world class sculpture exhibits, local crafts, and antiques. Located thirty minutes south of Blowing Rock at Milepost 294.6. www.explorecaldwell.com (828) 726-0616. 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 visitor centers, seven days a week – one on Charlottesville’s downtown mall, the other in Crozet inside the historic train depot. For hours and directions, visit www.visitcharlottesville.org. Read More