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More travelers get on and off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville than anywhere else along the scenic road. This thriving mountain city makes for a vibrant and stylish basecamp boasting an eclectic downtown, 250+ independent restaurants, 50+ craft breweries, and an engaging art and music scene. In Asheville you… Read More
Black Mountain is known as “The Little Town That Rocks.” Near Asheville, it has arts/crafts, antiques, galleries, museum, specialty shops and restaurants. Plus, there’s hiking/biking, golf, festivals, breweries, and music. Your choice of lodging includes B&Bs, cabins, and hotels. Pet-friendly. Get your free guide at www.exploreblackmountain.com or by calling… 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
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
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
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
Ready for a one-of-a-kind getaway? From epic hikes to top-rated fishing, Jackson County’s outdoor adventures won’t disappoint. Plus, the charming mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva offer eclectic shopping, award-winning dining, and cozy cabins. Download your free guide at www.DiscoverJacksonNC.com, or call 1-800-962-1911 for more information. Read More
US 19, Eastern entrance to the Great Smokies. Fall in Love with Maggie. Maggie Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 279,…