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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
Ashe County, NC www.thecoolestcorner.com. Enjoy scenic views, hiking, biking, canoeing, golf, three historic towns, arts district, crafts, festivals, and more! Visit us at www.ashechamber.com or on North Jefferson Ave in West Jefferson. Call (888) 343-2743 or write to us at PO Box 31, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Read More
Avery County, North Carolina, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains welcomes fun-seekers of all ages. While visiting, experience our four distinct seasons in an area that offers true Southern hospitality. And, we’re home of the Official Woolly Worm Festival of North Carolina, one of the top 10… Read More
Banner Elk blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city. Visitors enjoy outdoor adventure, fabulous culinary offerings, year-round theater, wineries, cozy lodging and North Carolina’s two largest ski resorts. An elevation of 3,701 feet creates cool summers and snowy winters. We’re a great base camp for… Read More
Cresting at 5,506’, Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America. Summer temps rarely exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit, creating an ideal climate for hiking, mountain biking, golf, and tennis. Winters are rich in snowfall, creating ideal ski conditions. Lodging options range from hotels to cabins. 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
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
“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
A small community is in the heart of North Carolina Wine Country and home to some of NC’s premier wineries. Exit Parkway…
You’ll find plenty to do, whatever your interests, during a visit to Carter County, Tennessee. Historic Downtown Elizabethton is filled with diverse restaurants, antique shops, and plenty more. Take a stroll across our historic covered bridge, built in 1882. Visit Sycamore Shoals State Park to learn about… Read More