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Rivermist/Monocacy River Trail

Longtime readers of Blue Ridge Country know that Frederick is one of my favorite Maryland cities. It’s one of the most viable and vibrant in the state and there are many reasons why. more »

Feb 24, 2015 9:18 AM The Hike

Black Bears in the Back Yard

Once rarely seen by humans, and usually only in the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, black bears are becoming more prevalent in or near residential areas across the Southeast. more »

Feb 24, 2015 9:06 AM Creature Feature

Joseph Mackareth

Meat and Three

In the South, macaroni and cheese is a vegetable. Is this a great country, or what? more »

Feb 24, 2015 9:01 AM Mill Creek Stories

Gearing Down, Speeding Up: Great Drives for Spring

Whether you're looking for great windshield-experience scenic drives or a bit of driving-gloves excitement, we've got the spots. more »

Feb 23, 2015 5:00 PM Features

Chasing the Stars: Do It Now!

On Open Mic Night in our small mountain town of Clifton Forge, you just sit back and take what comes along, and it’s all fine. more »

Feb 23, 2015 1:55 PM Guest Columnists

Elizabeth Hunter

Thinking Like A Tree

When you plant, think like the species of tree you’re putting into a hole, and about its future there. more »

Feb 23, 2015 1:48 PM Mountain Garden

Tim Barnwell

New Home from the Ashes: The Bonesteels' Asheville Residence

The family calls their Prairie Modern home "Frank Lloyd Wright meets the mountains." more »

Feb 23, 2015 12:16 PM Features

Kimberly Button

Move Over Jamestown: First Inland U.S. Settlement in NC Mountains?

Researchers are hard at work in Burke County toward further proof of a Spanish fort. more »

Feb 23, 2015 11:50 AM Features 3 Comments

Shenandoah Valley Dining: A Potpourri

The distinctive towns that dot "the valley of the stars" are home to great places to eat. more »

Feb 23, 2015 11:30 AM Features

Photoessay: The New Green and New Blossoms of Spring

A few of our favorite photographers have lent their considerable talents to capturing the very best of the new season. more »

Feb 23, 2015 10:48 AM Features

Joe Tennis

Weekend! Visiting the Historic Cumberland Gap of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia!

Web Extra: take a Video Tour of Hensley Settlement! more »

Feb 18, 2015 1:24 PM Features


‘Downton Abbey’ Visits Biltmore

Biltmore Estate makes the perfect setting for the costumes from “Downton Abbey.” more »

Jan 23, 2015 3:16 PM Country Roads

Kent Mason

400 Acres of Tears Trail Protected

And in West Virginia, a stretch of the Wild Cheat River is made a wildlife management area. more »

Jan 7, 2015 3:48 PM Mountain Report

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