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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3 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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3 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?

3 months ago

NC Blue Ridge

📣 Contest Alert: You could win a mountain adventure vacation package through Nantahala Outdoor Center!Let's start dreaming of adventures by giving some away! Enter to win one of two awesome packages and learn more about our dining and lodging partners below!

noc.com/lifestyle/cabin-fever

Watershed Resort - The Appy Lodge - Everett Street Diner - The Park Grill - The Peddler Steakhouse
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📣 Contest Alert: You could win a mountain adventure vacation package through Nantahala Outdoor Center!

4 months ago

NC Blue Ridge

Happy Earth Day! 🌎Even during tough times, it's photos like this of the Blue Ridge Mountains that remind us of the natural beauty on Earth. While we're all at home on this #EarthDay2020, let's flood the comment section of this post with our appreciation for nature! Share your favorite nature photo from a past visit to Asheville. Your photo could be the reason someone smiles today! #EarthDay

Photo credit 📸: Joe Shively Photography (IG: @Joe_Shively_Photos).
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Happy Earth Day! 🌎

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4 months ago

NC Blue Ridge

Even though Biltmore has temporarily closed, you can still take a virtual tour of the house and beautiful spring gardens that are currently in full bloom. Enjoy!Check out spring at Biltmore House and Gardens! Enjoy a series of virtual tours taking you on a beautiful journey around this lovely estate and its grounds, including springtime gardens, peeks inside Biltmore House,
and more.

www.biltmore.com/blog/biltmore-virtual-tours-of-biltmore-house-and-gardens

And be sure to get your Biltmore Annual Pass and save $100 plus Three Months Added Free!

Now through May 31, new members of Biltmore’s Passholder Family will enjoy 15 months of unlimited Biltmore House visits; unlimited access to the estate’s 8,000-acre backyard; free admission for kids 16 and under; discounts on dining, shopping and tickets; and exclusive Passholder rates at estate hotels. You'll be glad you did!

www.biltmore.com/landing/spring-annual-pass-offer

#biltmore #speakingoftravel #annualpass #takeatour

This incredible photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company.
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Even though Biltmore has temporarily closed, you can still take a virtual tour of the house and beautiful spring gardens that are currently in full bloom. Enjoy!
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