Mountains

Ramps

Cherokee Flavor

Best known for its strong scent, the much-maligned ramp is enjoying an image makeover, thanks to its medicinal and culinary potential.
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Mushrooms

Forest Feast

North Carolina’s mountains and foothills support some of the greatest biodiversity in North America — everything from wild shoots and berries to farm-raised crops and cattle. Some grow hidden. Others thrive in plain sight. Many do both.
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The Height of High Country Cooking

Mountain chefs are at the top of their game at four restaurants in Boone, Blowing Rock, & Valle Crucis.
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Mountain Glory

North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti reflects on his Watauga County home.
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Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns

The bats living in the caves under Humpback Mountain scare some people, but not Sarah Davis. She owns the darkness and has come to terms with what’s in it.
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Folk Art Center

Crafted and Collected

Traditional artwork finds a home just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.
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Ghost Tours

Ghost Walk by Lantern Light

Old South Tour Company’s iconic belle leads Southport visitors to smart and spooky haunts.
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Travel Guide: Mountain Art

As you travel this fall, take along this list of 25 art galleries and museums in the North Carolina mountains.
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How To Find A White Squirrel in North Carolina

It’s not a legend. The white squirrel actually exists. Find out where to go for the best chance to spot one.
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Tar Heel Town: Shelby

Music and barbecue share the stage in this Cleveland County town.
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