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Tennessee Creates State Park with Birding Theme

At the end of a country road called Kelly Lane, in Knox County, you’ll find Tennessee’s newest state park, the Seven Islands State Birding Park, a 416-acre place where visitors may linger freely among hundreds of bird species. more »

Jan 7, 2015 3:33 PM , , Country Roads

The Blue Ridge Experience Travel Guide

For 2015, our annual travel guide not only puts you on the road to mountain beauty and fun, but puts you into the experience. C’mon, let’s get busy learning something new, like maybe mushing huskies, making biscuits or slinging inner tubes. more »

Dec 10, 2014 11:19 AM , , Features

Mountain Curios: Sex, Bugs & Rock 'n' Roll, The Synchronous Fireflies of Elkmont, Tenn.

The Big Smoky Mountain Light Show in late May / early June is a sight to behold. more »

Dec 5, 2014 4:31 PM Magazine

The Smokies: Treasures in Every Season

Frog legs, go-karts, trains, wave pools, Santa Claus, Dolly Parton, pancakes, waterfalls, and a competition of chaps with chainsaws: welcome to the eclectic attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee and North Carolina. more »

Oct 7, 2014 1:59 PM Features 1 Comments

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 12:00 AM Country Roads

Horseback Riding at the Dillard House

An interview with Pam Thompson, owner and operator of the Dillard House Stables in Dillard, Georgia. more »

Feb 6, 2014 4:13 PM Worth a Click 1 Comments

Watch a Cabbage Patch Doll Being Born

BabyLand General is just one of the attractions awaiting visitors in the mountains of Cleveland, Georgia. by Joe Tennis more »

Feb 6, 2014 3:16 PM Worth a Click

Our Mountains Then and Now

From our beloved rocky perches that act like theater balconies overlooking wondrous peaks, to classic hotels and haunts, numerous landmarks have long called us to their glory. Some places change, some stay the same. more »

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM Features