NC Blue Ridge - Visit the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

NC Blue Ridge

Visit the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

Visit the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

Visit the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

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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2 weeks ago

Karen Maus

Celebrating my birthday on the Blue Ridge Parkway 10-27-20..on our way to the Linville Gorge! 💙🍁🍂 ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrating my birthday on the Blue Ridge Parkway 10-27-20..on our way to the Linville Gorge! 💙🍁🍂

2 months ago

NC Blue Ridge

From our friends at Grandfather Mountain: A patch of vibrant fall color comes into view across the Green Mountain Creek bridge, near milepost 300 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Fall Color Hunter, Howie Neufeld, noted that red maples and sugar maples are practically glowing, while sourwoods, blueberries, tulip poplars, Fraser magnolias, birches, dogwoods and sassafras are also offering superb color.

For more fall color photos, visit www.grandfather.com/fallcolor. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation
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From our friends at Grandfather Mountain: A patch of vibrant fall color comes into view across the Green Mountain Creek bridge, near milepost 300 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Fall Color Hunter, Howie Neufeld, noted that red maples and sugar maples are practically glowing, while sourwoods, blueberries, tulip poplars, Fraser magnolias, birches, dogwoods and sassafras are also offering superb color. 

For more fall color photos, visit www.grandfather.com/fallcolor. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Paul Jag

Feliz lunes

Beautiful

6 months ago

NC Blue Ridge

Looking for something fun and educational for the kids? Elijah Mountain Gem Mine just opened their new monarch butterfly exhibit. This weekend you can feed the butterflies, learn more about their migration pattern through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and get some milkweed to take home to attract these beauties to your backyard. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kaylin Brownwood Jenna Brownwood Cole

7 months ago

NC Blue Ridge

Some of the more popular trails in the Blue Ridge are beginning to reopen. 🙂 Keep in mind you'll still want to practice physical distancing. A lot of facilities are still closed so bring what you need and be sure to take it back out with you. There is no trash collection happening at this time.The Pisgah National Forest will begin to reopen many trails and roads and partially lift restrictions for dispersed camping May 14, using a site-by-site approach, including assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status, and health and safety of recreation areas. Facilities and services may remain limited at some sites.

Popular recreation areas that will reopen include, but are not limited to:

• Catawba Falls, TR 225
• Brown Mountain Off Highway Vehicle Area
• Black Balsam Road, FSR 816, and associated trails
• Bent Creek Road, FSR 479 and most trails and trailheads

For a complete list of trails, roads, and recreation areas that are reopening please visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/pisgahreopenings. The few roads that remain closed, are only closed to motorized vehicles, non-motorized use is allowed.

Restrictions on dispersed camping will be lifted for the entire Appalachian Ranger District. Dispersed camping restrictions will also be lifted for the Grandfather Ranger District with the exception of overnight camping within the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area on the weekends, which requires a permit. For the month of May, the Forest Service will not be issuing these permits. Dispersed camping restrictions remain in place for the Pisgah Ranger District. These decisions were made in coordination with county and local partners to ensure the safety of the public and employees.

Visitors can expect restrooms to remain closed and trash services to continue to be suspended. Please pack out what you pack in and remember to use Leave No Trace Principles.

Forest Service staff will continue to perform risk assessments to determine which recreation areas can resume operations in accordance with county and local partners and current public health guidance.

The Forest Service’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of the public and their employees while supporting mission critical functions. Please review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and cloth face coverings.

For additional information please contact the Appalachian Ranger District at (828) 689-9694; Grandfather Ranger District at (828) 652-2144; Pisgah Ranger District at (828) 877-3265; Supervisor’s Office at (828) 257-4200.
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Some of the more popular trails in the Blue Ridge are  beginning to reopen. 🙂 Keep in mind youll still want to practice physical distancing. A lot of facilities are still closed so bring what you need and be sure to take it back out with you. There is no trash collection happening at this time.

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The website said Big Ivy and Stoney Fork were opening, they are still closed. Any idea when they are opening?

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