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The Blue Ridge Mountains  are full of things to do, and places to see. Our comprehensive guides will provide you all of the information you need to know about the various travel destinations in The Blue Ridge Mountains.

The guides include History, photos, videos, directions, closure information, travel tips and more! Even better? We live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, and we'll share tips with you that only the "locals" know.

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Biltmore Estate is one of the most popular attractions in Asheville and Western NC, and for good reason.  This 8,000-acre estate will take you on a fairy tale adventure, back

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Asheville NC is one the coolest cities in the United States, and in particular on the East Coast.    Asheville NC is literally a city in the mountains, and surrounded

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The gorgeous, and incredibly popular Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the large Appalachian Mountains, and run from Georgia to Pennsylvania.  The majority of the mountain range, is in Northern

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​The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.  While not officially a national park, it is part of the National Park System (NPS).

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Cades Code, Great Smoky Mountains National ParkCades Cove is a historic section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, that is very popular throughout the year for many reasons:There is

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!Cove Creek Rd into Cataloochee Valley is OPEN!6/8/2020 - Cove Creek Road into Cataloochee Valley is now open!     The road through Cataloochee Valley is closed just past Palmer

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More than two hundred years ago, in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, one could often hear the haunting sounds of Eastern Bull Elk, as their territorial bugle sounds

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Tens of thousands of people visit the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and North Georgia each year to see the beautiful Fall foliage and Fall colors.  The

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 Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of our favorite locations to enjoy waterfalls, beautiful (and unique) scenery, and also to hike.  We love the area and trails, and

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) was chartered in 1934 and runs along the ridges and mountains of the Smoky Mountains on the border on Tennessee and North Carolina.

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Hiking is one of the most popular and enjoyable activities you can do in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  There is nothing like taking a short day hike through the woods

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Lake Junaluska is a beautiful lake and community, located just outside of Waynesville NC and near Maggie Valley NC.  The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center has 200 acre lake

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Lake Lure NC is town, that is literally built around a lake, nestled in the steep rocky cliffs of Hickory Nut Gorge area of NC, and south of the city

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Maggie Valley NC is a small and friendly mountain town in Western North Carolina.   Maggie Valley has been a popular mountain vacation destination for families for years, and that

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The Oconaluftee visitor center is located on Highway 441 on the east side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Cherokee.  Shortly before the visitor center, is the end

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Pisgah National Forest consists of more than 500,000 acres of forest land across Western North Carolina.  Pisgah National Forest, established on October 7, 1916 contains beautiful, remote, and rugged terrain

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There has been a lot of talk recently on various Facebook groups and in the news about the amount of bear activity in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   While

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If you’re a Waterfall lover, the Blue Ridge Mountains are full of them.  The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia, and Tennessee contain thousands of waterfalls, with

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While there are hundreds of gorgeous waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains to visit, many are only accessible by hiking, often rugged and long trails.   Fortunately for those that

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