Attractions & Destinations
For visitors in search of authentic heritage experiences and adventure, North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains and foothills provide an unparalleled diversity of opportunities. No two visits are ever the same.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is America's most visited National Park unit and is known as "America's favorite drive."
- Glenn BolickStoryteller, potter, musician, singer, songwriter, presenter, Lenoir, NC (Caldwell County)
- Glenn Bolick grew up in Caldwell County surrounded by sawmilling, storytelling, and music, and today he carries on these three traditions. Glenn is also a potter who learned from his wife, Lula, whose Owens family pottery tradition dates back five generations.
- Visit the Traditional Artist Directory
Sights & Sounds
Orchard at Altapass Saved by Carson Family
Master storyteller Bill Carson tells how his family saved a century-old apple orchard from development and turned it into a heritage attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Orchard at Altapass, McDowell County Tourism, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
The Orchard at Altapass