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Blue Ridge Photos from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in NC

Photos of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area are provided below for download. These Blue Ridge photos include images of Cherokee history and heritage, the Blue Ridge Parkway, agricultural heritage, Cherokee crafts, Appalachian music, Blue Ridge artists and much more. For other images of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, please contact Jill Jones, 828-296-7230, ext. 244, jill@blueridgeheritage.com.

Due to copyright restrictions, these images may be used only for news reporting purposes. Commercial use is strictly prohibited. Credits must be given to the listed source.

If you have questions about downloading images, please contact Beth Coleman at beth@blueridgeheritage.com or 828-298-5330, ext. 312.

Mark File owns and operates RomanticAsheville.com.  More Cherokee images at cherokee-nc.com.

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Graveyard Fields at fall photo by Mark File. Great Smokies National Park waterfall, by Mark File.
Waterfall at Graveyard Fields. Credit to Mark File. Graveyard Fields. Credit to Mark File. Great Smokies waterfall.  Credit to Mark File. Graveyard Fields. Credit to Mark File. Triple Falls in Dupont State Forest. Credit to Jordan Stratford.
         
Shelton Vineyard, courtesy of NC Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development. Wine retail courtesy of Shelton Vineyard. Avery County tree farm. Courtesy of Todd Bush. Courtesy of Foothills Equestrian Nature Center. Barn quilt project. Photo courtesy of Ashe County Arts Council.
Shelton Vineyard.  Courtesy of NC Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development. Wine retail area. Courtesy of Shelton Vineyard. Tree farm in Avery County. Credit to Todd Bush. Courtesy of Foothills Equestrian Nature Center. Quilt Trails painting. Courtesy of Ashe County Arts Council.
         
Canoe Hulling at Oconaluftee Indian Village. Image courtesy of Adam Taylor for the Cherokee Historical Association. Emissaries of Peace. Image courtesy of John Warner for the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Cherokee Pottery courtesy of the Cherokee Historical Association. Seven clans from Unto These Hills. Credit photo to Cherokee Historical Association. Cherokee weaver Louise Goings working on a white oak basket. Credit photos to Cherokee Historical Association.
Canoe Hulling at Oconaluftee Indian Village. Image courtesy of Adam Taylor for the Cherokee Historical Association. Emissaries of Peace. Image courtesy of John Warner for the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Cherokee pottery from Qualla Arts & Crafts.  Photo courtesy of the Cherokee Historical Association. Seven clans from Unto These Hills. Photo courtesy of Cherokee Historical Association. Cherokee weaver Louise Goings working on a white oak basket. Credit photos to Cherokee Historical Association.
         
The Freight Hoppers. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Arts. JAM Program. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Arts. Sold-out crowd enjoys The Kruger Brothers at the summer music series. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. Junior Appalachian Musicians in Alleghany County. Dancing. Photo credit to Keather Weideman for John C. Campbell Folk School.
The Freight Hoppers on stage at An Appalachian Evening concert. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Arts. Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Program. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Arts. The Kruger Brothers at the summer music series. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. Junior Appalachian Musicians in Alleghany County. Dancing. Photo credit to Keather Weideman for John C. Campbell Folk School.
         
Woodcarving student and instructor. Photo credit to Keather Weideman for John C. Campbell Folk School. Child at pottery wheel. Photo credit to Tryon Arts & Crafts. Blacksmithing. Photo credit to Tryon Arts & Crafts. A student in a Penland weaving class. Photo credit to Robin Dreyer. Karen Mickler, potter. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.
Woodcarving student and instructor. Photo credit to Keather Weideman for John C. Campbell Folk School. Child at pottery wheel. Photo credit to Tryon Arts & Crafts. Blacksmithing. Photo credit to Tryon Arts & Crafts. A student in a Penland weaving class. Photo credit to Robin Dreyer. Karen Mickler, potter. Photo credit to Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.
         
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. Photo credit to Vicki Dameron. Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center theater. Photo credit to Vicki Dameron. Cherokee exhibit at Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. The I-wall; 22-foot long interactive display of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Outdoor recreation exhibit at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center.
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. Photo credit to Vicki Dameron. Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center theater. Photo credit to Vicki Dameron. Cherokee exhibit at Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. The I-wall; 22-foot long interactive display of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Outdoor recreation exhibit at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center.