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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 by in Features

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 14, 2014 by in Magazine

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

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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 by in 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 by in Country Roads

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 by in Country Roads

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

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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 by in Features

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 by in Country Roads

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 in Letters

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 in Magazine

Out-of-control deer populations are threatening rare plant species in Virginia; parkway staff are implementing exclosures to protect plants. Photo by Joanna Pecha.

Joanna Pecha

Mountain Report: Deer Return to Cherokee Lands

The white-tail, a part of Indian life for centuries, had been hunted to near-extinction in western North Carolina. more »

Apr 1, 2014 by in Mountain Report

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Creature Feature: Where Are the Honeybees?

The insect that has a role in so many aspects of our food supply has only half the population it did in the 1940s. more »

Apr 1, 2014 by in Creature Feature

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 by in 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 by in Magazine

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