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Blue Ridge Towns

This section of our site provides information about great small towns found in the NC Blue Ridge Mountain region. Learn a little about each town’s history and what makes each one unique and charming.

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Interactive Map

View our detailed Google map for the best places to eat, sleep, or play in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Narrow your interactive search by category to plan an exciting travel itinerary.

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Featured Specials & Events

Vacation Planning? Check here for the best events to be found the NC Blue Ridge Mountains this season. Take advantage of special discounts and offers made available by businesses throughout the region.

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Attractions

Experience the mountains your way.

Lodging

Rest your feet by the fire after a fun-filled day in the mountains!

Dining

Sample some of the best food the Blue Ridge mountains has to offer.

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NC Blue Ridge shared The Madison County Arts Council's event — at Hot Springs Resort & Spa.

Hot Springs, NC ...Madison County at the NC border almost Tennessee ...
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Bluff Mountain Festival

June 11, 2016, 10:00am

Hot Springs Resort and Spa

A free festival of traditional music and dance on the grounds of the Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Music, arts and crafts, food , a silent auction to benefit the Madison County Arts Council.

NC Blue Ridge shared Justin Askew Photography's photo — at Linn Cove Viaduct.

From Justin Askew...the infamous Blue Ridge Mountains Linn Cove Viaduct. #ncblueridgemtns. #ncblueridge
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Can a photo be done too many times? I don't think so, although this is the same perspective that other shoot time and time again there isn't another picture that happened at the exact same time as mine. Therefore its unique to me, similar yes... Exactly the same? Most definitely not.

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"Radiant Monolith" ...by Danny Buxton Looking Glass Rock, a pluton monolith in the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains of WNC inside the Pisgah National Forest- 25 miles SW of Asheville. Named for the way its granite face reflects the sunshine, it rises from the valley floor to an elevation of almost 4000 ft and can be viewed from several overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway...
#ncblueridge. #ncblueridgemtns
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NC Blue Ridge shared Appalachian Heartland's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Linville Gorge WIlderness Area, Western North Carolina.

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Kevin L Morris, Trish Stockton Powell and 23 others like this

Cynthia Oldfield SchusterAnd you wonder why I Love it here😍

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As high as it gets...by Jared Kay ... See MoreSee Less

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Adam ConleyActual driving directions available? Is this a pull off/overlook?

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Tina Snowvery dramatic sky!

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NC Blue Ridge shared Pisgah National Forest: a History's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Bobcats are known to inhabit the WNC mountains, but as elusive, nocturnal creatures, they often go unseen. On one of his wildlife cameras at his home near the Grandfather Ranger District of PNF, Tom Robbins, a retired Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger, caught two cats. (Thanks for sharing your photo, sir!)

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NC Blue Ridge shared Justin Askew Photography's photo.

From our man, Justin Askew: Beacon Heights is a short & sweet trail from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Hwy 221/Grandfather Mountain entrance. ... Blue Ridge Parkway, MP 305.2- at the intersection with Hwy 221 near Grandfather Mtn. #ncblueridge #ncblueridgemtns
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My Wife and I went to bed last night at 7:30 so we could wake up at 2:30 this morning... We drove an Hour and a half and hiked into the rough ridge overlook. We decided to hike back out and go to Beacon Heights. We arrived in the dark and used our headlights to illuminate the dark and muddy trail. It was worth it all :) Nikon D810, 14-24 @15mm , ISO 64, F13, 1/4 second. LEE Filters sw150 system with a .9 hardline grad to balance the exposure.

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NC Blue Ridge shared Justin Askew Photography's photo.

Now THAT'S a magical Blue Ridge Mountain sunset. Thanks Justin Askew! #ncblueridge #ncblueridgemtns
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For most of the evening I stayed inside a cloud. I put in some music and just waited it out... So glad I did :)

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NC Blue Ridge shared RiverLink's RiverMUSIC's event.

A great river event in the River Arts District in Asheville
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June 10 RiverMusic!

June 10, 2016, 5:00pm

RiverLink's RiverMUSIC

Friday, June 10 RiverMusic continues with Friends of Widespread Panic Day, with jams to follow at The Grey Eagle. The lineup: 5:30: Randall Bramblett Band 6:45: Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons 8:15: Bloodkin

NC Blue Ridge shared Grandfather Mountain's video.

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Grandfather Mountain volunteer coordinator Lesley Platek and her son, Travis, got more than the bear necessities from the grocery store, when, on the way home, they encountered a mama bear and her four yearlings in downtown Banner Elk, N.C. Video by Travis Platek

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