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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)


Thinking of traveling to a cool place for your summer vacation? Then we invite you to come to a really cool place, both literally and figuratively speaking.
Chase away the winter chill with lively traditional music and dancing throughout the mountains and foothills of North Carolina.
Holiday lights brighten the winter nights and bring a special glow to this festive season all across North Carolina's mountains and foothills. Handmade crafts, choose 'n cut trees, and more make holidays in the North Carolina mountains and foothills a special experience.

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


The first two Blue Ridge Hospitality training workshops have been resounding successes! If you haven't attended one, you still have time to register for training at Haywood and Mayland Community Colleges.
With spring just around the corner, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is excited about the many opportunities to help visitors and our citizens connect with our cultural treasures and breath-taking natural scenic beauty.
A long-range vision for a regional interpretive trail for Western North Carolina has come to fruition with the installation of 69 signs throughout the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area footprint.

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