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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.blueridgetravel.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
Discover Burke County today! The Brown Mountain Lights mystery is seen near here in the Pisgah National Forest, go south on NC Hwy 181 from Parkway Milepost 312 to see them for yourself. Nature abounds here: hike Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountains, see the Linville Gorge, and visit pristine… 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
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
We can’t wait to welcome you to Charlottesville and Albemarle County! We operate two mobile visitor centers which frequent our most popular attractions in the city and county. For hours, directions, and details about where to find two mobile visitor centers on any given day, visit www.visitcharlottesville.org. Read More
At the southern entrance/exit to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, North Carolina is home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. You’ll find museums, cultural and family attractions, motels, campgrounds, restaurants, shops, the famous outdoor drama “Unto These Hills” and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Information is available at the downtown Visitor… Read More