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News for Visitors Learn what to see and do in the beautiful North Carolina mountains every month of the year with links to help you find where to stay and dine.
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Blue Ridge Explorer (News for Visitors)


As the weather warms up, our mountains and foothills come alive with the sounds of the fiddle, banjo, guitar, and other traditional musical instruments.
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100! The Centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks by engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs, and will celebrate achievements of the past 100 years.  
Did you know that the Cherokee lived in many places in the Southern Appalachians? Cherokee historical sites abound in the western part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


Tourism and cultural heritage partners gathered Tuesday to hear updates on two exciting Blue Ridge National Heritage Area programs. Here is a brief summary of the day's presentations, as well as other important news for our partners.
You’re invited to be among the first to enjoy shopping at the brand new Asheville Outlets! To celebrate its opening, Asheville Outlets is holding a special pre-Grand Opening shopping event from 5 – 9 pm on April 30.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year from the staff and support team of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

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