SPRING 2020 | WELCOME TO THE BLUE RIDGE DIGEST!
 
 
Grandfather Mountain Offers Safe Fall Fun

Towering 5,946 feet above sea level — over a mile high — in Linville, N.C., the nonprofit nature park (not to be confused with the neighboring Grandfather Mountain State Park) offers mountains of outdoor activities that are safe and fun for the whole family, even during COVID-19.

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A WanderLOVE Road Trip
through Lexington & Rockbridge
County, Virginia

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The vibrant colors of fall entice road trippers to travel, indeed, to wander. In Lexington and Rockbridge County, those colors line scenic roadways leading to hidden gems and a bounty of history and flavorful delights.

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ENJOY THE FALL SEASON IN
SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE

pigeon forgeFor a few glorious weeks, autumn crowns the Smoky Mountains with spectacular color. It’s a sight well worth traveling to see – especially when you take a few roads less traveled. This year consider an alternative scenic drive with plenty of foliage on one of Sevierville, Tennessee’s four self-guided fall driving tours.

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Alleghany County, NC…
A great place to visit, an even better place to live. pigeon forge
Allegany County, North Carolina, is in the Heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway and offers something for every age, for every season. If you are looking for mild summer days or if you dream of being surrounded by the endless colors of Autumn, Alleghany is the place to be.

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ALSO IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:

Isn’t it
Time for a Getaway?

The beautiful mountains and homegrown attractions available in the Wytheville, Virginia area make for an ideal autumn getaway with wide open spaces for natural social distancing. It’s one of the reasons why this small town has always been a great “off the Parkway” adventure location.

Apple Season Means Memory Making In
Hendersonville

In a year when many of our rituals and traditions have been upended by the global pandemic, we can find comfort in the continuity of nature’s seasons. As the days get shorter and the mountain air becomes crisp, apples ripen throughout the orchards of Hendersonville.

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Southwest Virginia’s Premiere Motorcycle Trail
The Claw of the Dragon


It would be a challenge for motorcycle riders to find a more beautiful driving trail than the scenic back roads of Southwest Virginia. Looping through the Blue Ridge Mountain range, the Claw of the Dragon is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the South for motorcycle enthusiasts.