SUMMER 2019 | WELCOME!
 
 
Discover the Blue Ridge’s Natural and Cultural Treasures
From glassblowing and artist studio tours to old-time music shindigs and bluegrass festivals set against scenic backdrops of breathtaking views, off-the-beaten-path
adventures await for your next visit to the Blue Ridge.

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New Mountain Bike Terrain
Park in Wytheville

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Mountain biking enthusiasts have another reason to visit Wytheville, Virginia, as a new terrain park has opened at Crystal Springs Recreation Area. Part of the 1,800-acre town-owned property, the first phase of the terrain park project has been designed for all biking levels.

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Beat the Heat in the Western N.C. Mountains

pigeon forge With the summer months upon us, there is no better time to head up to the Western N.C. mountains of Jackson County for some fresh air, cooler temps, breathtaking views, endless outdoor adventures, affordable prices, delicious culinary experiences and more..

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Come Discover Bedford County’s
‘Hidden Gem’
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The Sedalia Center, located in beautiful Bedford County, VA, is an arts and cultural center dedicated to promoting, preserving, and enhancing the vibrant artistic community in our region. Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Sedalia Center offers a wide variety of festivals and events throughout the year.

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ALSO IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:

Five Best Outdoor Experiences in Lexington & Rockbridge County

In the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge County prove to be an outdoor lovers’ paradise. Hiking, biking, and paddling are just the beginning of the available adventures. Build your next excursion around these five great outdoor experiences.

ELKIN
The Yadkin Blueway Runs Through it


Not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway is the North Carolina foothills town of Elkin, which sits on the Yadkin River. Elkin’s location provides easy access to the Yadkin River Trail, an officially designed state blueway trail encompassing nearly 130 miles of the river.

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Tenth Season of Concerts on the Creek in Sylva, NC


Free concerts from 7-9 p.m.,
every Friday through Labor Day.

These mountains are known as much for the music that comes out of them as they are for their picturesque vistas, cascading waterfalls and alluring trails.