North Carolina’s mountain landscapes are shaped by flowing water. Our western rivers, streams, and creeks are steadfast, always leading us home.
5 Items for Your October To-Do List
Eat, pick, carve, collect, and decorate pumpkins of all kinds in North Carolina this month.
The Asheville Bucket List
The mountain city known for its art, music, outdoor adventures, and beer provides plenty of opportunities for fun and learning. An Asheville devotee compiled some of the best experiences in her new guidebook.
A Family Fish Fry at Tex’s
In Burke County, three generations have been bringing together the community and serving up fried seafood at their old-school fish camp for almost 50 years.
The Bluffs Offers Second Helpings
For more than 60 years before it closed, the first restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway was a beloved stop for hungry motorists, weary hikers, and local families. Now, The Bluffs is dishing up fried chicken and cathead biscuits once again.
The Blue Ridge Parkway: A Monumental Drive
In the mid-1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched a massive program to cut a 469-mile road through the North Carolina and Virginia mountains. More than 80 years later, the Blue Ridge Parkway remains the most popular scenic byway in the country.
Dozens of families once called the cottages surrounding the textile factory on the banks of the Henry River home. Today, the humble tract of houses near Hickory has found new purpose and a promising future.
Banner Elk: Discovering a Blue Ridge Town
To answer a question that’s confounded him for years, the Ramblin’ Man — a Piedmont-dweller since birth — goes west.
The Scenic Route
Six nature lovers set out on different life paths, but each route ultimately led to the Blue Ridge Parkway.