Blue Ridge Towns Archives - NC Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Towns

If you think towns like Andy Taylor’s Mayberry and George Bailey’s Bedford Falls don’t exist anymore, you just aren’t looking in the right places. The Blue Ridge Mountains are richly populated with picturesque, historic, salt-of-the-earth small towns that will steal your heart away. North Carolina Small Towns—you’ll love them as much as they love you.

Asheville~Black Mountain~Weaverville~Woodfin, NC

Asheville Visitors Center @ 36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Make the Asheville Visitor Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau your first stop for information about the Asheville area. Talk to knowledgeable volunteers who can help customize your Asheville vacation experience. You can even purchase attraction and tour tickets (including Biltmore) or pick…

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Balsam Grove, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Penrose, Pisgah Forest, Rosman, Sapphire – Transylvania County

Balsam Grove, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Penrose, Pisgah Forest, Rosman, Sapphire – Transylvania County
175 East Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

Balsam Grove, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Penrose, Pisgah Forest, Rosman, Sapphire-Transylvania County, NC

Discover small town charm and big time adventure in the Land of Waterfalls! Explore our 250 waterfalls and enjoy outdoor adventures in our three parklands: Pisgah National…

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Banner Elk, NC

100 W. Main St
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Escape, unwind, indulge in Banner Elk, a popular getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the North Carolina High Country. It’s a place that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city. Visitors enjoy a richness of culture and adventure. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone…

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Black Mountain & The Swannanoa Valley

Black Mountain & The Swannanoa Valley
Chamber/Visitor Center @ 201 E. State St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Make Black Mountain your vacation headquarters. We are officially the Little Town That Rocks!  Our quaint and charming town is full of wonderful locally owned shops and galleries. We have amazing independantly owned restaurants. Stay at a historic B&B or quaint cottage while visiting some of…

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Bostic ~Chimney Rock ~Ellenboro ~Forest City ~Golden Valley ~Lake Lure ~Rutherfordton ~Spindale in Rutherford County, NC

Visitor Center at 2932 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills is an ideal destination all year long. Pay a visit to Chimney Rock State Park, where thousands of visitors come each year to take in the panoramic 75-mile view from high atop the granite monolith.  Cool off in the beautiful waters of Lake Lure. Bike or stroll…

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Burnsville~Green Mountain~Micaville, in Yancey County, NC

Burnsville~Green Mountain~Micaville, in Yancey County, NC
Visitor Center at 106 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714

Yancey County, home of Mt. Mitchell, Highest Point in the Eastern United States.

Yancey County is nestled in the diverse forests and lofty mountains of western North Carolina. The county shares its northwestern Appalachian Mountain Ridge with Tennessee. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway outlines…

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Columbus ~ Saluda ~ Tryon, NC

Columbus ~ Saluda ~ Tryon, NC
20 Mills St.
Columbus, NC 28722

The First Peak of the Blue Ridge is a beautiful area in the Blue Ridge Mountains that includes mountains, foothills and rolling countryside. The area has a wonderful blend of rural atmosphere and small town charm, with great restaurants, shops, services and easy access to the rest of the world. Our…

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Downtown Morganton

102 East Union St.
Morganton, NC 28655

In Morganton, NC, life is good…a four season climate; walking paths, hiking, cycling, kayaking/canoeing, trophy-sized trout fishing, zip lines, Catawba River Greenway and waterfalls; annual festivals and weekend special events year-round; Boutique wineries, nationally

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Heart of Brevard

175 East Main St. Suite 200
Brevard, NC 28712

The town center of Brevard, NC offers quaint and fabulous shops, locally owned restaurants, beautiful historic buildings, and many family-friendly attractions all located within walking distance. Four times a year the streets are filled with local families and tourists who visit Brevard for the…

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Hendersonville & Henderson County, NC

Visitor Center - 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Hendersonville is located, 22 miles south of Asheville, and 15 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, on a plateau of 2200 feet above sea level.  Henderson County includes the towns of Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Laurel Park, Mills River, Mountain Home, Bat Cave, Gerton, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Fletcher,…

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Historic Valdese, NC ~ Merchants Association

888-VALDESE (825-3373)

The Valdese Merchants Association is a group of various business owners working together to promote the downtown district of Valdese North Carolina.

A Waldensian settlement in the foothills of North Carolina.The founding of Valdese in Burke County by the Waldensians won statewide recognition in…

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Historic Village of Tryon, NC

Historic Village of Tryon, NC
301 North Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782

Welcome to the most wonderful place you may not have heard of: Tryon, North Carolina. Located smack dab in the center of the triangle formed by Asheville, NC, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC, we’re close to everything but away from it all. Want endless nightlife, countless restaurants and shopping…

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Hot Springs, NC Welcome Center

106 Bridge St.
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Hot Springs, NC, a resort destination for almost 200 years, has long been renowned for its healing hot mineral springs, scenic mountain setting, and abundance of natural resources. Recently voted the Best Small Mountain Town from Georgia to West Virginia by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine,…

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Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Little Switzerland, North Carolina
Located at exit 334 off the Blue Ridge Parkway
Little Switzerland, NC 28752

The community of Little Switzerland is as unique as the name itself. It embodies what western NC is all about and promotes the region and all that it has to offer. From Little Switzerland lodging to Little Switzerland jewelry, you will find more information than you could ever ask for when looking…

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Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Linville Falls and Lake James- McDowell County, NC

91 S. Catawba Ave.
Old Fort, NC 28752

Refresh!  Relax! Ride!  The Blue Ridge Travelers’ Trails include refreshing waterfall and hiking trails, relaxing kayak and tube floats on the Catawba River and challenging, scenic rides on mountain routes like the Diamondback NC.   Experience challenging, single track trails through the Pisgah…

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Marshall, Mars Hill, Hot Springs in Madison County, NC

Marshall, Mars Hill, Hot Springs in Madison County, NC
County Visitor Center @ 56 S Main St
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Recreation, culture and history abound just north of Asheville in this Blue Ridge gem. Visit Hot Springs, an outdoor paradise where the Appalachian Trail meets the French Broad River, and you will find North Carolina’s only hot mineral baths. In Mars Hill, take in a play at the Southern Appalachian…

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Saluda, NC – Saluda Business Association

Downtown Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

We welcome you to Saluda, North Carolina!
Located where the foothills end and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina begins … we invite you to visit our historic downtown featuring a century-old general store, locally sourced restaurants, bakeries and amazing ice cream parlors and coffee…

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Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Loafer’s Glory & Penland, NC – Mitchell County

Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Loafer’s Glory & Penland, NC – Mitchell County
79 Parkway Maintenance Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Does the mention of a craft studio visit perk up your ears? Are you someone who would rather experience the outdoors than see it through the windshield?

The Mitchell County Craft Your Adventure region of Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Loafer’s Glory and Penland combines the best…

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Town of Forest City – Rutherford County, NC

128 North Powell St.
Forest City, NC 28043

What is now Forest City began as a crossroads on the Shelby-Rutherfordton and Spartanburg-Lincolnton Roads. Originally, the town was incorporated as Burnt Chimney in 1877. A replica near the site of the original chimney adorns the public square today.

Today, the population of Forest City is…

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