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December Fun!

Why visit the Blue Ridge in December? I can think of hundreds of reasons, however, I'll share a few of my favorites.  A local tradition, the Appalachian Potters' Market!  It's always hosted on the first Saturday in December, with 66 North Carolina clay artists, taking place ...

Lake James Art Show & Sale

What? A local artisans show and sale! There are 15 participating artists, including jewelers, painters, potters, glass makers and more.  

Navigating November!

November, it's an interesting month! This year, our leaf season has extended into November. The lower elevations continue to see daily changes, with pops of reds and oranges.  Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you'll continue to find a mix of colors when you stop at overlooks with ...

Marion Haunted Halloween Pub Crawl - October 27th!

The fine folks at Marion, NC's Mica Town Brewery have created a fun afternoon/evening filled with games and prizes.  Start with a visit to Refinery 13, Spillway Bridge & Company, McDowell Local, Mulligan Mack's After 5 Pub, Crabby Abby's Bar and Grill, or Mica Town ...

Friday Fall Leaf Report - October 26th

Yes! Leaves ARE changing colors. This image was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway exit at MP 344, facing south.  This is the eastern continental divide.  As you drive north towards Little Switzerland, you'll see more yellows, oranges, and a few reds.  Beech trees are turning ...

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