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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

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

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

Director of the National Park Service William Penn Mott, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole and General William Westmorland.

courtesy Grandfather Mountain

The Blue Ridge Parkway Detail

A young man far out of his element at the 1987 dedication of the last completed section of the Blue Ridge Parkway looks back these 27 years later with a combination of curiosity, perspective and, perhaps, wisdom. more »

Apr 4, 2014 Features

Country Roads: Science, Scenery and Cycling

“Otherworldly” is how cyclists describe the scenery at West Virginia’s Space Race Rumpus cycling festival June 13-16. more »

Apr 4, 2014 Country Roads

Campers of all ages are welcome at Georgia’s Camp Dixie.

Joe Tennis

Country Roads: Georgia’s Camp Dixie Celebrates 100th

On a typical Tuesday afternoon in the summertime, a gaggle of girls giggle among the rocks and rhododendron of Camp Dixie. Some swim and some paddle canoes, just as generations of other campers have done at this 350-acre Georgia Mountain oasis. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Country Roads

From the Farm: Assembling the Elephant

Pieces of lives are just that until someone stands back, considers and stitches them into a living, breathing whole. more »

Apr 1, 2014 From the Farm

5 Great Home Buys in the Mountains: Small Farms, Big Plans

Beautiful homes with plenty of acreage for livestock, crops, gardens and more. more »

Apr 1, 2014 Magazine

You Said It: 3 Covers That Almost Were

The cover of our May/June 2014 issue was selected with a little help from our 16,200+ Facebook fans. Take a look at the other three options! more »

Apr 1, 2014 Magazine

Letters: The Smallest Church in the U.S.

40 Years of conservation, the smallest church in the U.S. and more. more »

Apr 1, 2014 Letters

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