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Top 10 Blue Ridge Mountain Swimming Holes

Looking for a great swimming hole in the Blue Ridge Mountains?   With all of the great waterfalls, rivers, and creeks there are tons of places to swim.  But 10 "swimming holes" in particular stand out ...
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Day Hike Essentials Featured

Day Hiking Essentials

The Blue Ridge Mountains offer more than 5,000 miles of hiking trails.   Many of these trails are ...
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Clingmans Dome Featured

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is one of the highest points east of the Mississippi at 6,643 and the tallest ...
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Best Family Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are more than 800 miles of trails and unpaved roads to explore in The Great Smoky Mountains ...
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Wildcat Falls NC

Wildcat Falls is located in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.  The falls are a short hike ...
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Latest Places to Visit


Ripley’s Aquarium Gatlinburg TN

During spring break, we decided to head over to Gatlinburg TN and take the kids to Ripley's ...
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Mehaffey Tree Farm NC Christmas Trees

One of the advantages of living here in the mountains of western NC, is that we have a number of ...
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Soco Falls

Soco Falls is a hidden gem, that unfortunately many people miss.  This double waterfall is located ...
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Mingus Mill

Mingus Mill is a historic and active Mill, located just a short distance past the Oconaluftee ...
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Behind The Photos


Behind the Photos: Deb Campbell Photography

One of the many photographers we share photos from over on our Facebook page is Deb Campbell.  We ...
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Behind the Photos: M & D Hills Photography

On our Facebook page, we share stunning photos of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, North ...
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Latest Blue Ridge Mountain News


Snowvember 2014

The mountains of Western NC and Eastern Tennessee received an early snowstorm this year.  The storm ...
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Graveyard Fields Renovations Update

Graveyard Fields Renovations

On April 22 of 2014, Graveyards fields was closed for 11 weeks, while "extensive renovations" where ...
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National Park Week - Go Wild

Go Wild for National Park Week 2014

Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2014) - This year, from April 19 – 27, the National Park Service and the ...
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