Nature’s Beauty Abounds in Lake Junaluska, NC

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The Lake Junaluska community is centered around a beautiful 200-acre namesake lake and surrounded by 1,200 acres of rolling hills and valleys. The high peaks, fresh air, and stunning natural beauty of the area first attracted people seeking refuge from hot summers. Lake Junaluska continues this tradition as a summer haven and event destination. But… Read more »

2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

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Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North… Read more »

13 Local Summer Festivals Written in Emoji

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Happy World Emoji Day! Or, as they say in the world of emoji: For 20 years, digital communication has been slowly taken over by these little pictographs. In the last eight years, since they were officially adopted by Unicode, emoji moved more quickly from their native Japanese homeland to Twitter feeds and selfie comments around… Read more »

Nonprofit Spotlight: Folkmoot USA

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Better than reading a book or watching a screen, the best way to experience a new culture is to experience it in person. For many, full trips around the world are not feasible summer plans. But for residents of and visitors to Western North Carolina, one nonprofit offers the next best thing. The Folkmoot Friendship… Read more »

Pick Your Favorite Waterfront Home

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We may be in the mountains, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of waterfront properties! From Lake Lure to Lake Junaluska, Western North Carolina is spotted with natural and manmade lakes that offer as much activity or escape from it as your heart desires. What’s more, we’re home to the French… Read more »

What is Birding and Where are the Best Spots in WNC?

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Western North Carolina is home to a variety of outdoors activities, from mountain hiking and professional biking to lazy days tubing down the river. One activity that’s becoming more popular every day is birding. With our mountainous topography and four-season climate, there’s no better place to see such a wide variety of birds than right… Read more »