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Dana Foreman

Is there a more poignant splash of color in the mountain landscape than the bloom of rhododendron? Dana Foreman’s images suggest perhaps not. See more of her work at dana-foreman.pixels.com. more

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Nye Simmons

Motorists and photographers are in for a new visual treat in the Tennessee mountains. more

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Tom Hardy Steps Down From The Blue Ridge Parkway Association more

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Clayton Hensley

Once you learn small-town mountain ways, it’s easy to return, even if it’s been decades. more

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Matt Cuda

Matt Cuda lives in North Carolina and specializes in nature photography. See much more of his work at mattcuda.com. more

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Building a following. Photographer Jared Kreiss captures the mysteries of East Tennessee and beyond. more

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Kevin Adams

The images of long-time friend of the magazine Kevin Adams have graced the pages of Blue Ridge Country for decades. We consider ourselves lucky to run a few more in this edition. more

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A 4-year-old is happy pretty much anywhere Mom and Dad take him, but the treasures of the parkway make for a great weekend. more

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As a self-described “old-time nerd,” Bond stands out as one of the most talented and important people carrying on his musical tradition. more

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Randall Sanger

Undiscovered Falls of Virginia and West Virginia A new book presents great photos and visitation info for hundreds of falls. We present sneak peeks of a few of the lesser-known. photography By randall sanger more

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Sid Vedula

With surprises ranging from ghosts and spirits to delicious dining destinations and more, each stop is pure pleasure. more

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Hannah Miller

With Blue Ridge Aromatics, Ian Montgomery has made his way—one step at a time and with a misstep or two—into the business of beautiful scents. more

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Ginny Neil

Elora Overbey’s face lights up when she talks about food and family. “Our family’s love language is food,” she tells me. “It’s a shared passion.” So, it’s no surprise that she eventually ended up at the Allegheny Mountain Institute. more

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Ed Rehbein

West Virginia’s Hanging Rock is a great place to watch migratory hawks and other birds. more

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Bruce Ingram

The prospects for one of the mountains’ most beautiful trees look better than they did a decade back. more

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Kayla Carter is a role model for recruiting young people to outdoor pursuits. more

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Debra Vanderlaan, Celebrate Life Gallery

Echoes from earlier times commingle with soft fall light to create the romance of the covered bridge. more

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Pat & Chuck Blackley

Elizabeth Hunter, who began contributing to this magazine with its first issue and served as its award-winning columnist until her retirement at the end of 2014, also wrote dozens of articles, with care, awe and love, about the Blue Ridge Parkway. more

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Courtesy of Wild Blue Adventure Company

Chris Kappler turns flying obsession into soaring sideline business. A chance encounter with a discerning pilot changed a 15-year-old’s life forever. more

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In September 1916, the eastern Tennessee town of Erwin earned a notoriety that would shadow it for a century, when a five-ton elephant was lynched in the railyard, suspended from a railroad derrick before a crowd hungry for her blood. more

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