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The Friends of Southwest Virginia helps localities, businesses, individuals, artists, nonprofits and entrepreneurs mobilize and succeed. Visit us at the SWVA Cultural Center in Abingdon, Virginia to see some of the region’s best artisans, music, and learn about all the outdoor adventures throughout the SW VA region. Read More
Gross’ Orchard & Apple Valley Homeplace – Vacation Home Rental. Open year round. $75 per couple per night. Mountain grown fruit & produce. Apples grown in the shadow of the Peaks of Otter in Bedford, Virginia. U-pick or U-select. Apple Festival on the 3rd Saturday in October. Call (540)… 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
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
Linville Falls Winery – Come enjoy the High Country’s premier wine experience. Just 1/2 mile off Parkway Milepost 317.4 on US 221 North. Tours and Tasting noon – 5pm, see website for schedule. Working farm with a variety of fruit, corn, pumpkins and Christmas trees in season. Online store and… Read More
Madison County has been a crossroads of history for over 11,000 years. We are proud to invite you to this beautiful, historic and exciting region of Virginia. Let us help you plan your visit filled with outdoor activities, wineries, events, restaurants and fine dining, or simply relaxation. Visit the Madison… 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
Enjoy your Virginia Mountains journey! Travelers on I-81 will find scenic vistas and unique eateries and shopping opportunities in our gateway community to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg, two of the largest towns in Virginia, join Montgomery County in providing a warm welcome to… Read More
Mountain Fresh Orchards – 2887 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC. 16 varieties of fresh pre-picked NC apples, home-made bakery items including apple cider doughnuts, pies, pumpkin bread and cookies. Farm market offers pumpkins, apple cider, local sourwood honey, molasses, apple butter, canned goods & much more! The Apple Express… Read More
Mystery Hill has been amazing Parkway visitors for over 70 years. Fun and educational for the entire family. Explore North Carolina’s only Natural Gravitational Anomaly (see above photo), experience hands-on science activities, create giant soap bubbles big enough to surround an adult, try… Read More