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Blue Ridge Explorer (News for Visitors)


As warm weather settles in and summer vacations arrive, let the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area help you make plans to visit the attractions and destinations in our Blue Ridge mountains that are sure to build great memories.
We are excited to announce the release of a brand new website,, in support of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina
There are special places in our country that merit the Congressional honor of being designated a National Heritage Area.

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


This Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC “Traditions” concert celebrates the banjo styles of Western North Carolina and the release of the seasonal Highland brew, Clawhammer Oktoberfest.
This summer, viewers of WLOS Channel 13, the ABC affiliate for Western North Carolina located in Asheville, are being taken on a “cruise” to visit 14 towns and attractions that feature the traditional music of the region.
Dayton Duncan, writer and co-producer with Ken Burns of The National Parks: America's Best Idea, will be the keynote speaker at Gather 'Round the Blue Ridge on August 21, 2014.

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