Visit the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

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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 Cathy Anderson's photo.

Over the hills on our neighboring Mountain, Roan Mountain, the flame azaleas are rocking!
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Flame Azalea at Roan Mountain - FEEL FREE TO SHARE! Every year around the middle of June, the grassy balds of Roan Mountain and Grassy Ridge come alive with vibrant blooms of Catawba Rhododendron, Flame Azaleas, and the elusive Gray's Lily. A popular event for nature photographers draws a mass pilgrimage to the area and to the local Rhododendron Festival in Bakersville. While I've made several attempts to photograph the flame azaleas over the past two years, it never quite worked out. This time, however, I was quite pleased and blessed to see this scene unfolding before my eyes. Check out my second offering in my series of photos from the bloom on Roan Mountain! Connect with me! Facebook: www.facebook.com/CathyAndersonPhoto

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NC Blue Ridge shared Jason Penland - Fine Art Paintings & Photography's photo.

A passionate purple canvas from Jason Penland this morning...Avery County sometimes the Blue Ridge Mountains can be a little purple! #ncblueridgemtns #ncblueridge
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Thanks everyone for "liking, commenting and sharing" my recent photo titled "Life Elevated". As of tonight it has reached over 30k people. So a big thanks to each of you!!! Tonight I'm sharing a photo that I took a few days ago along the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Avery County, NC. I don't yet have a title for this one so any suggestions is greatly welcomed. Again, thanks ya'll for all the love you've shown me over the past few days!

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NC Blue Ridge shared Danny Buxton Photography's photo.

Another great image from Danny Richard Buxton, this one was taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Thunder Hill Overlook, a part of the Mountain to Sea Trail that parallels the parkway. The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is a long-distance trail covering 530 miles across NC for hiking and backpacking. #ncblueridge #ncblueridgemtns
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North Bound Along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Thunder Hill Overlook the Mountain to Sea Trail parallels the parkway along this stretch. The Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is a long-distance trail, and as of January 2011,covers 530 miles across NC for hiking and backpacking. The trail runs across North Carolina from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks with the trail's western endpoint at Clingman's Dome, where it connects to the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Its eastern endpoint is in Jockey's Ridge State Park on the tallest sand dune on the east coast. The trail is envisioned as a scenic backbone of an interconnected trail system spanning the state. The Mountains-to-Sea State Park Trail was made an official land-based unit of the state park system by the General Assembly on August 2, 2000. Share it if you like it, become a fan if you’re not… all comments are very much appreciated. f /11 – 1/30 sec. – ISO 320 16-35mm @ 16mm

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The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge offers something new practically every day, but it's also fun to look back a few days to see what we saw.

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New Image from a few weeks back near Craggy Gardens Pinnacle Trail :) Share it if you like it!

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NC Blue Ridge shared Itai Minovitz Photography.'s photo.

Morton Overlook at Grandfather Mtn. #ncblueridgemtns. #ncblueridge
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Morton Overlook. Share it if you like :)

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