Nov/Dec 2018


Matt Cuda

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


With the region’s coal mining jobs largely gone, the east Kentucky town is at work on new ways of success. Read more

Our Blue Ridge Towns

The Rivanna Trail and other walkways in and around Charlottesville, Virginia make for a rich and varied walk. Read more

The Good Walk

Skittish and shy, foxes seldom pose a threat to humans. Read more

Creature Feature


Steve Orr

Efforts at preservation began in 2009, and were accomplished in multiple transactions. Read more

Country Roads


Courtesy Henry River Mill Village

Calvin Reyes is the new owner of Henry River Mill Village, an abandoned ghost town in Burke County, North Carolina. Read more

Country Roads


Joe Tennis

A Tennessee state park takes pains to go back to its genuine roots. Read more

Country Roads


Molly Dugger Brennan

The secrets of hiding holiday gifts. Read more

Mill Creek Stories

Kevin Adams, author of North Carolina Waterfalls and several other books, leads photo tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains and abroad. Read more

Guest Columnists


Ginny Neil

…And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils. —William Wordsworth Read more

Singing in the Garden


Fred Sauceman

Seeking Sweetness From an Ancient Grass Read more

Food & Flavors


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 Read more



Nye Simmons

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


Tom Hardy Steps Down From The Blue Ridge Parkway Association Read more



Clayton Hensley

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


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



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. Read more


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. Read more


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



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 Read more