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A new book from the founder of Grandfather Mountain's modern trail management program celebrates all things Grandfather. Following are a few sample photos from the new book "Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon." more

Sep 2, 2016 9:45 AM Features

Sometimes, the best encouragement for first-time hikers is a little trail magic-- preferably the sugary, edible kind. more

Sep 2, 2016 9:24 AM Guest Columnists

All through autumn we hear a double voice: one says everything is ripe; the other says everything is dying. The paradox is exquisite. We feel what the Japanese call "aware"-an almost untranslatable word meaning something like "Beauty tinged with sadn more

Sep 2, 2016 9:17 AM Mountain Garden

Come on along as our dining writers discover the variety and excellence of West Virginia cuisine. more

Sep 2, 2016 9:12 AM , Features

When better to get out the tent than the cool nights of fall? more

Sep 2, 2016 9:06 AM Features

Comebacks around restorations of historic theatres are a source of pride in four mountain towns. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:53 AM Features

This fall, combine your leaf peeping with treks for all the senses. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:47 AM Features

"Beekeeper" certainly wasn't on her list of "possible jobs" when she was growing up, but she wouldn't imagine her life any other way now. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:32 AM Country Roads

Conservationists are reintroducing ancient lake sturgeon to southeastern rivers. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:23 AM Creature Feature

The 12.4-mile North Georgia loop hike contains as much history as it does beauty. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:20 AM The Hike

A house fire can change some perspectives on things. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:16 AM Mill Creek Stories

We’re privileged to present excerpts of two new books in this issue, and to get to talk a little about a third one. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:08 AM From the Editor

Ed Rehbein has photographed the Mountain State’s beauty for many magazines, and is co-author of “West Virginia Waterfalls: The New River.” more

Jun 21, 2016 12:06 PM Features

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial year and invite the nation to “find your park.” more

Jun 21, 2016 11:42 AM Guest Columnists

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~author unknown more

Jun 21, 2016 11:37 AM Mountain Garden

Pat and Mikey O'Neal left Florida to build a new life in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. more

Jun 21, 2016 11:33 AM Features

It's all about the heritage of the region, and this year the Shindig has added a few special things to celebrate its 50th. more

Jun 21, 2016 11:30 AM Country Roads

Our dining writers take a foray into their home territory, and find many culinary delights. more

Jun 21, 2016 11:24 AM , Features

Throughout the seven states, there's so much to do and see. more

Jun 21, 2016 11:13 AM Features

The Southern Appalachians are dotted with NPS properties. Here's a look at some of their celebrations. more

Jun 21, 2016 11:05 AM Features

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