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If you’re short on cash this summer or just need ideas for new things to do, here are some activities that won’t cost you anything but time and gas to get there and back: Schedule your visit- While the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park don’t have… Read More
Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There contains a sketch titled “The Good Oak.” In it, Leopold and his wife are sawing through a dead oak to cut it into firewood. As the saw bites into the 30-inch diameter, Leopold describes the historical events which occurred during… Read More
Do you have photos of brown lumps? I do. Some of those brown lumps are howler monkeys set against a background of green leaves in Panama. I think I have some similar multi-toned photos of sloths hanging out in treetops as well, with their grays and blacks contrasting against the… Read More
The Blue Ridge Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service, is managed as a scenic route but also to protect the natural resources along the Parkway corridor. When high elevation nighttime temperatures dip below freezing, there is little winter sun and moisture is on the roadway, sections of the… Read More
Enjoy waterfalls and cascades throughout Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Read More
Enjoy the waterfalls scattered throughout Transylvania County, NC both along the road and along the trail! Read More
The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding areas in Virginia provide a mecca of outdoor opportunities -- places to relax and enjoy nature from underneath a forest canopy, along a mountain stream or on a rocking chair on a covered front porch. Read More
Whether you are enjoying the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or just visiting regions in North Carolina or Tennessee, there are many ways to enjoy nature and the outdoors, even in the lodging opportunities available along the route. Read More