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Looking Glass Falls is right beside U.S. 276, about 5 miles north of Brevard in Pisgah National Forest.

Kevin Adams

Photo Essay: Wondrous Waterfalls of Western North Carolina

"Waterfall Guy" Kevin Adams, author of "North Carolina Waterfalls," has also become a master night photographer and, with Bill Lea, is founder of WNC Foto Fest, held in September near Asheville. more »

Apr 22, 2014 Magazine

Guest Column, Mary Ellen Hammond: True Adventure Lies 15 Minutes Beyond The Parking Lot

Mary Ellen Hammond is the publisher of outdoor adventure guidebooks at Milestone Press in Almond, N.C. Milestone’s new hiking app, “Great Hikes of the Southern Appalachians,” is available for iphone and android. more »

Apr 21, 2014 Guest Columnists

The build-your-own brunch buffet offers up a range of choices.

Jes Gearing

The Buffet Classic: Peaks of Otter

A blue ridge parkway signature tradition was interrupted for a time but the Sunday and Friday night buffets are back. more »

Apr 20, 2014 Food & Flavors

Each cabin has a covered porch that extends the living space into the outdoors.

Paul Clark

Cabin in the Woods: The Farm Cabins and Cottages

Eight miles out of Asheville, families and couples find a dreamy retreat where the host couple “went overboard on the sheets.” more »

Apr 19, 2014 Cabins

Lost World llamas greet visitors with curiosity.

Bill Crabtree Jr.

Exotic Blue Ridge: Private Zoos Adapt to the Mountains

Keeping animals native to other continents is a challenge in the southern mountains. Your ostriches can disappear under the snow; your female monkeys can throw poop, and nearly every creature is threatened by a native one, either large or tiny. more »

Apr 18, 2014 Features

Worth the wait: A passed-along rhizome produced just leaves for several years. Then this.

Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Irresistable Irises

Easy to grow, easy to keep and easy to look at, bearded irises have a long history of beauty. more »

Apr 17, 2014 Mountain Garden

Courtesy LaZoom

Asheville: It’s Weird, It’s Beautiful, It’s Home!

Our contributing editor grew up shopping at department stores and eating at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. My my, how (delightfully) things have changed. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Features

full circle fotography

Seeing Southern: Memories, Nourished by Music

No matter your age. No matter your whereabouts. You have a memory that is nourished by music. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Seeing Southern: The Blue Ridge Mountains

Take a Tour of The Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

See more of this pet-friendly Asheville destination. Video by Lynne Harty, courtesy of more »

Apr 9, 2014 Worth a Click

Mountain Adventures: Celebrate Dad’s Big Day from the Seat of a Tank!

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by letting dear old dad crush a few cars with an armored tank? more »

Apr 9, 2014 Worth a Click

More From Muralist Molly Must

Muralist Molly Must discusses her mural at the Triangle Park on Market Street and the impact it has on the surrounding community of "The Block." 6/1/13 - Robert Bradley. Video courtesy of the Asheville Citizen Times more »

Apr 9, 2014 Worth a Click

North Georgia Canopy Tours offers one zip line that runs 695 feet.

Courtsey of North Georgia Canopy Tours

Mountain Adventures: 8 Great Places to Play and Stay

C’mon along as we get ready to go outside and have some fun in the mountains of eight states! more »

Apr 8, 2014 Features

Country Roads: The Crack, the Counters, the Leaves No One Saw and the Golden Gate Bridge

It became official just about the time this magazine went to press: The Blue Ridge Parkway, long touted as the most-visited unit in the National Park system, lost its crown in 2013 – to San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area. more »

Apr 5, 2014 Country Roads

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    Kevin Costner & Modern West

    Kevin Costner & Modern West

    One of our writers had the opportunity to interview Kevin Costner & Modern West - read our interview here, including a brief note on Costner's involvement with the famous Hatfields & McCoys miniseries.

    Apr 3, 2014 Behind BRC

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    Caroline McKean

    Sunday Morning Drive Leads to Down-Home Comfort-Food

    On a whim, Caroline wound up finding the Franklin Restaurant, a small-town, comfort food restaurant with great prices and big selection.

    Apr 2, 2014 Behind BRC

  • Back in the Virginia Mountains

    Well, the non-St. John March hikes, and may this collective set get me back to better timeliness in write-ups for the countless millions who await them.

    Mar 30, 2014 Kurts Hikes







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