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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1 week ago

NC Blue Ridge

There were huge crowds at DuPont State Forest this past weekend so they've had to temporarily close is down for now.DuPont State Recreational Forest is temporarily closed effective March 24, 2020.

Like many other public lands in Western North Carolina, DuPont Forest got hammered with visitors over the weekend. There were too many people unwilling to follow the social distancing guidelines putting the health of our community at risk.

We want to stress that the NC Forest Service did not take this decision lightly. They explored every option to keep the Forest accessible. They know how much we rely on our public lands and understand how important getting outside in the woods can help in a time of crisis. Given the crowds (and lack of social distancing) the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus in our community was just too high. We applaud them for taking the necessary steps to protect the community, staff, and first responders.

Friends of DuPont Forest has spent the last 20 years encouraging everyone to get outside and explore DuPont Forest and other public lands. Right now we encourage everyone to stay home, explore your backyard, and stay safe.

Please see the press release on our website for more details. We’ll keep you updated and when this is all over we can’t wait to welcome you back!

www.dupontforest.com/dupontclosed/
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There were huge crowds at DuPont State Forest this past weekend so theyve had to temporarily close is down for now.

4 weeks ago

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Happy first day of spring!

4 weeks ago

NC Blue Ridge

Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day - here's where to search for that pot of gold. 🍀

📸: Halley Burleson
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Just in time for Saint Patricks Day - heres where to search for that pot of gold. 🍀

📸: Halley Burleson

1 month ago

NC Blue Ridge

Spring blooms are starting to show up around the mountains!When the spring beauties start to bloom it's a sure sign of good things to come! One of the first bloomers of the year, this dainty, diminutive wildflower is an early favorite of bees and flies.The corms, or tuber-like roots, of this tiny flower are enjoyed by chipmunks and even bears as a spring food source.

NPS Photo of delicate, white spring beauty flower with pale, pink anthers by C. Bloom. #wildflowerwednesday
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Spring blooms are starting to show up around the mountains!
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