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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
This mountain resort city at Milepost 382.6 of the Blue Ridge Parkway beckons lovers of festivals, the outdoors, fine restaurants, distinctive shopping, and Biltmore Estate, a 250-room French Renaissance chateau. The Asheville Visitor Center at Exit 4C off I-240 is open every day, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. M-F and… Read More
Welcome to Haywood County, North Carolina, boasting 46 of the most scenic miles of Blue Ridge Parkway and authentic Appalachian history, culture, and natural experiences. For starters, don’t miss Cataloochee Valley, the birthplace of the reintroduced elk population in the Great Smoky Mountains. Motor touring enthusiasts will be in… Read More
Hendersonville is North Carolina’s apple country. Each fall families head to the orchards to pick their own apples, take hayrides and pose for photos. This small mountain town, just 30 minutes south of Asheville, has one of the most welcoming main streets in WNC. Wide, curvilinear sidewalks and flowering… Read More
If you’re ready for a one-of-a-kind getaway in the western North Carolina mountains, Jackson County is the place to start. From epic hikes and mountain biking to whitewater rafting and top-rated fishing, Jackson County has a well-earned reputation as a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. But there’s even more to explore… Read More
US 19, Eastern entrance to the Great Smokies. Fall in Love with Maggie. Maggie Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 279,…