Mountains

Fly-Fishing

Fly Fishing in North Carolina

Where well-stocked waters and gorgeous settings add up to the perfect day.
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cashiers

Cashiers

Far away and high above, drift into the landscape and stories of this tiny mountain village.
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vallecrucis

Valle Crucis

Visitors flock to Valle Crucis for its mountain beauty and historic charm. Underneath the obvious appeal, however, lies a generous spirit that built the small town and continues to sustain it.
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ontopoftheworld

On Top of the World

For more than 50 years, Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge has challenged millions of visitors to abandon solid ground and revel in some of western North Carolina’s most inspiring views.
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Cherokee

Cherokee

In the Great Smoky Mountains, a story of survival, endurance, and identity unfolds through the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.

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Weaverville

Weaverville

The tiny town north of Asheville carves out its own identity, using the hands and personalities of its people.
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Grace Cathy welding wildflowers (Waynesville, N.C.)

Welding Wildflowers

Metal artist Grace Cathey of Waynesville crafts delicate petals out of steel.
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French Broad River

Back from the Brink: the French Broad River

Slicing through western North Carolina on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, the French Broad River is thriving once again after years of abuse.
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apassionforchocolate

A Passion for Chocolate

Local chocolatiers Jael and Dan Rattigan of French Broad Chocolate Lounge share a coveted hot chocolate recipe, and we share cookie and brownie recipes to go with it.
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Concocting Gingerbread Brilliance at The Grove Park Inn

Built with sugar, flour, and genius, some of the most artistic gingerbread structures in the world take up residence at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville each Christmas season.
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