Stroll through the gardens and walk the lakeside trails, make a splash, and roast marshmallows over the fire: This summer retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains has all of the makings of a perfect family vacation.
A writer looks back on the Thanksgiving tradition that’s stayed with him since grad school. In those days, when it felt like everything was changing, he and his friends found comfort in a new sense of home.
Every year, an old family cemetery tucked in the woods on the northern shore of Fontana Lake becomes a gathering place. One woman, whose parents and grandparents worked this land, returns to ensure that a Southern mountain tradition carries on — rain or shine.