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Blue Ridge Explorer (News for Visitors)


What weekend should you go to Grandfather Mountain in western North Carolina to see the fall colors at the peak of perfection? There's a map that was created by scientists at Appalachian State that attempts to answer that very question.
Featured are five of our favorite drives to take to enjoy our region's fall beauty. Learn more and start planning your fall foliage adventure today!
This Labor Day weekend, explore the diverse Blue Ridge heritage of the mountains and foothills of North Carolina.

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


Please join the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area as we present a group tour workshop on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the Annex Community Room of the Colonial Theater in Canton, NC.
You're Invited to the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area's Annual MeetingGather 'Round the Blue Ridgewith special keynote speaker Dayton Duncan, writer andco-producer of the Ken Burns documentary,The National Parks: America's Best Idea! Thursday, August 21, 201410:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.(Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.) Crowne Plaza Resort Expo CenterOne Resort DriveAsheville, NC  28806 Cost:   $50Includes: a Continental Breakfast,an outstanding keynote speaker,buffet lunch meal, live music from Back-Step! (Surry CountyOld Time Band) and reports fromthe Heritage Area!
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.

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