The November 2019 Issue

Season of Smoke


We Live Here

Downtown: Graham

Bursts of color on city walls, in shop windows, and on restaurant tables are transforming downtown into a vibrant center for the community.


Season of Smoke

The Land of Rainbow Trout

Farmed in the clear waters of Haywood County — and sublime when smoked — these mountain beauties are a favorite of the best chefs across the Southeast.

Prescribed Burns Bring New Life

When our maritime forests become choked with brush, native ecosystems are put in danger. To clear the way for fresh growth, prescribed burn crews set carefully controlled blazes, giving nature a little nudge.


Autumn’s Best Adventure: Cherohala Skyway

We found the season’s sweet spot — a series of them, actually, along a remote byway in far-western Graham County. The Cherohala Skyway dips and rises, curves and coasts past waterfalls, hiking trails, and mountain views that (almost) never end.

Fireside Feast

Good food tastes better in the great outdoors — especially if you’ve hiked or paddled for it. The best part? Gathering ’round the campfire with family and friends till long after the skillet’s empty.