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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership offers matching grants to provide and leverage funding for new projects across the region which preserve, protect, and promote the rich historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Western North Carolina while stimulating economic opportunity..

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What is a Host Group?

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s footprint of the 25 westernmost counties in North Carolina is served by three membership organizations known as Host Groups. Members of these groups comprise lodging accommodations, restaurants, attractions, shopping and visitor services such as outfitters and tour companies. Each offers a travel guide to its respective area, with maps, contact numbers, and events. Visit the links here to get in-depth information about your chosen destination.

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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is blazing a new trail to boost the regions craft industry across Western North Carolina…
Starting May 1, veteran writer Dale Neal is joining the staff of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area to serve as digital communications manager.

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News for Partners

News about the organization and its partners. Learn about the many programs of the Blue Ridge National Heritage, including our grants, and the main initiatives of culture and natural heritage preservation that our partners are undertaking in the region. Use the form below to signup!