Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, a Road Like No Other

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Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, a Road Like No Other

  The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses Western North Carolina, enhancing the lives of residents and visitors alike. With 469 miles of scenic roadways, it provides the perfect venue for enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains by bicycle, vehicle, or on foot. It’s no wonder it’s called America’s Favorite Drive! “The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s favorite… Read more »

Snap a Scenic Selfie at these 3 BRP Overlooks

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  One of the best things about living in Western North Carolina is our proximity to amazing outdoor parks. One national treasure you may not realize is a part of the U.S. National Park Service is the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway is fun to visit, experience, and share throughout many months of the year…. Read more »

How to Find Summer Wildflowers in the Mountains

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How to Find Summer Wildflowers in the Mountains

April showers brought even more May showers this year, so you may have missed your chance to discover the early white, red, and yellow blooms of spring. Luckily, wildflower season is not yet over in Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains rise above our communities from 1,200 to more than 6,000 feet in elevation…. Read more »

2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

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2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

After our cold winter and late spring, we are ready for summer! Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art tours, beer festivals, concerts, and citywide celebrations. Whatever your interests, there is an event for you. Stay… 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 »

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Spots in WNC for a Romantic Moment?

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You have your box of local artisan chocolates. You have your expertly arranged Valentine’s Day bouquet. Now, you just need the perfect location to set the mood for the most memorable night of your life. No pressure. With so many wonderful restaurants, romantic vistas, and secluded spots across Western North Carolina, it can be difficult… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know about Mt. Mitchell: A Beginner’s Guide

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Standing majestically above all other surrounding peaks, Mount Mitchell is an incredible location to visit for scenic views, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Continue reading for: Mount Mitchell at a Glance Mount Mitchell History & Geography Mount Mitchell Climate, Vegetation, & Wildlife Mount Mitchell Activities & Events Camping near Mount Mitchell Trails & Hikes near Mount… Read more »