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Exit at Parkway Milepost 330.9 for gem mining, gem & mineral shops, Gem & Mineral Festival, Rhododendron Festival, whitewater rafting, Appalachian Trail/Roan Mountain, Penland School of Crafts, and NC’s largest indoor recreational facility! For accommodations, event dates & attractions, contact: Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce, 79 Parkway Maintenance Road, Spruce… Read More
The Montfair Cottages at Montfair Resort Farm are a perfect relaxing natural getaway. Everything you need is provided. Linens and towels, kitchens with cookware and utensils, local coffee, organic tea, air conditioning, heat, Wi-Fi, eco-friendly toiletries. Each cottage has its own charcoal grill and picnic table. Sit on the private… 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
The 50,000-square-foot Museum of the Shenandoah Valley seeks to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. It sits on land originally claimed by Winchester founder James Wood in 1735.  Your visit includes the regional history museum complex including Glen Burnie Historic House, 6 acres of… Read More
Nantahala Outdoor Center – At the intersection of the Appalachian Trail & the Nantahala River in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts since 1972, NOC’s 500-acre campus boasts plenty of exciting adventures to keep your entire group happy & active, whether you spend a day or… Read More
Join us this Spring for the annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival, a multi-day festival celebrating the great outdoors, the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and our local trails with activities and adventures all weekend long! The festival kicks off Thursday, June 3rd, and runs through Saturday, June 6th. NC Trail… 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
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest just south of  Asheville, NC. Accessible via Parkway Milepost 393.6, the Arboretum is surrounded by botanically-diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, encouraging personal connections with nature in the gardens, hiking… Read More
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether it’s the next season in life or your next adventure, you can find it in our two rivers, our relationship to nature, and the many outdoor offerings available, from kayaking to hiking to biking. Read More
With 230 miles of internationally known rivers and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Northeast Tennessee offers true outdoors with endless opportunities to explore and less time sitting in traffic. Take on mountain roads, homemade cuisine, crafted brews, and a deep history that began before the United States became… Read More