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Holt Messerly

An interest hatched at age 10 became a life-long obsession. more

Feb 26, 2018 12:16 PM Features

In the second of our 30th Anniversary revisits to stories over those years, a new look at a broken life ended with a fire. more

Feb 26, 2018 12:11 PM , Features

These parks hold strong promise for life-listers, great trails, scenery and more. more

Feb 26, 2018 12:05 PM Features

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The Palisades Restaurant

The tiny town of Eggleston, Virginia, is being transformed. more

Feb 26, 2018 11:56 AM Features

Here's your guide to 177 great gatherings to help you plan your 2018 mountain travels. more

Feb 26, 2018 11:49 AM Features

Twenty-two years after her first visit in 1995, our writer went to the Cumberland Gap to see what had changed…and what had stayed the same. more

Jan 2, 2018 11:09 AM Features


Tennessee Aquarium

After studying aquatic life around the world, biologist Dr. Anna George found her true calling: protecting the creatures that live in her own backyard. more

Jan 2, 2018 11:01 AM Features


5 Petal Productions

For Logan and Georganna Seamon, hiking the Appalachian Trail led to a life-changing business opportunity. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:54 AM Features 1 Comments

The 2018 Blue Ridge Country Travel Guide explores the joys of discovering this great region’s natural wonders and curiosities. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:48 AM Features

The Ocoee River ran uninterrupted until 1913, when a dam was built to generate power, broke free in 1976, hosted Olympic events in 1996, and is now guaranteed to run free for about 100 days a year for the next 15 years. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:37 AM Features

Camp Toccoa, a WWII training camp from 1942 until 1944, is now home to a museum, and presents the opportunity for the fit among us to replicate the six-mile run undertaken by recruits hoping to become part of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:35 AM Features


Joe Tennis

When the Tennessee Valley Authority inundated the land near Hiawassee in 1941, some relatives came to rescue buried remains of relatives from land that would become an island; and some did not. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:34 AM Features

The once-avant-garde structure has, since its 1858 construction, undergone many challenges and changes. A new effort may save it for all. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:26 AM Features

Caverns’ owner T. C. Northcott was obsessed with the 54-degree cave air, and was convinced of its restorative benefits. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:24 AM Features

A 6-year-old in Burke County, North Carolina in 1931 may not have realized what an enlightened punishment he received for a derailment that injured four, ripped up some 100 yards of track and cost about $15,000 to repair. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:22 AM Features

As you read this magazine, Baby Ellie Quirin is nearing the end of her trek. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:10 AM Features

It was at times treated rather casually by its owner. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:03 AM Features

There was a patent for a "flying apparatus" a quarter century before the Wright brothers. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:48 AM Features

Up and down the mountain region, preparations for Christmas and other winter holidays are building. Here’s a potpourri of people, places and things to enjoy. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:28 AM Features

Tony Urban's book is full of odd places in West Virginia. We visit two of them. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:34 AM Features

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