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Blue Ridge, Georgia is just 90 minutes north of Atlanta and within a day’s drive of five states in the Southeast. more

Georgia

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Seeing Southern

What pairs better with falling leaves and wood burning fires? Craft beer, of course. Head to western North Carolina to the small town of Sylva and enjoy craft beer at its finest. more

, Seeing Southern

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

Our Blue Ridge Towns

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

The Good Walk

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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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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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Seeing Southern

Everyone is a storyteller. You and me, for, after all, our lives are made up of a chain of stories stringing childhood to old age and who better to convey them that the ones who have a front row seat as the yarn unravels. Experience the best stories. more

, Seeing Southern

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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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Ed Rehbein

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

Since we last explored the Brown Mountain Lights (March/April 1995), new scientific research teams were formed, the Burke County Tourism Authority offered sold-out symposia, the lights were featured in a National Geographic show and more. more

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Joe Tennis

The North Carolina native offers tours at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. more

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Our readers have spoken! Here are their picks for the best people, places, things and more in the Southern Appalachians. more

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Andy Chabot

The wonders of the train include, well, not driving, as well as great stops to explore along the way. more

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Joe Tennis

In the third of our 30th Anniversary look-backs, we find a blend of old and new. more

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

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

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

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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

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