Nature’s Beauty Abounds in Lake Junaluska, NC

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Nature's beauty abounds at Lake Junaluska

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 »

3 Unique Entertainment Opportunities in Flat Rock, NC

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3 Unique Entertainment Opportunities in Flat Rock, NC

The Village of Flat Rock has long been called “The Little Charleston of the Mountains.” During the 19th century, the community was an oasis for affluent plantation owners from the South Carolina Lowcountry who built English-style summer estates there to escape the heat. Today, the entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places… Read more »

Henderson County has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and You!

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Henderson County has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and You!

  Henderson County is located in North Carolina’s mountain region, but it’s characterized by an extensive plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. The terrain and climate have historically been a haven for apples, the traditional agricultural crop in Henderson County. The tradition of honoring the local apple industry persists through the county’s… Read more »

Natural and Cultural Diversity Abound in Buncombe County

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Natural and Cultural Diversity Abound in Buncombe County

The four-season temperate climate in Buncombe County makes year-round living easy! Because of the broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most biodiverse in the United States and the world. What’s more, Buncombe County’s approximately 240,000 residents make up Western North Carolina’s economic and cultural center… Read more »

48 Hours in Weaverville: The Loom of Life Never Stops

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Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub

Just five miles north of the hustle and bustle of urban Asheville, Weaverville is attracting newcomers to its friendly, small-town atmosphere. The town is situated in the Reems Creek Valley and is characterized by 260 acres of rolling hills and serpentine streets. But don’t let the bucolic setting fool you—Weaverville has a full and active… Read more »

48 Hours in Canton: Under the Apple-Boughs, Down by the Mill

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Located about halfway between West Asheville and Waynesville, just off Interstate 40, Canton is a modern snapshot of a classic mill town. The downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many of the unique and beautiful bungalows and buildings once built for mill workers and managers are still intact. Whether… Read more »