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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)


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.
Start the year off in the great outdoors when all the state parks in North Carolina will be hosting First Day Hikes.

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On the Blue Ridge (News for 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.
Thanks to funding, in part, from a Cherokee Preservation Foundation grant, the BRNHA has contracted with Kristi Driver to serve as Group Sales Manager to help implement a Group Tour/Motor coach initiative for Western North Carolina.

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