Spring Fun Blooms
in Pigeon Forge
When you’re ready to travel, Pigeon Forge offers new reasons to safely visit the Smokies in 2021. Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is just six miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the perfect place to stay, play, and reconnect with your loved ones.

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Surry Trail Reaches Milestone
with Four New Wineries
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Located in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, close to where the Blue Ridge Parkway crosses over from Virginia, the Surry Wine Trail showcases rolling vineyards at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Cure your cabin fever in Blowing Rock

pigeon forgeThis little town with the big backyard can cure your cabin fever. Blowing Rock, NC is located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway about halfway between Asheville and Fancy Gap, where big views and lots of trails await.

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Most Convenient Spots for
Elk Watching in the Smokies.
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When is the best time of day to spot elk in the Smokies? In spring, summer and fall the best time to spot elk with the males is in the early morning or late afternoon. In winter only females and calves may be seen in the valleys in the late afternoon.

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Spring and Summer Adventure in Lexington

There’s nothing like fresh air and outdoor adventure to refresh your senses, and Lexington serves as a great base for climbing, hiking, cycling, paddling, and more. Consider these five experiences in Rockbridge County for an adrenaline rush or a slow-paced appreciation of nature.

Bike, Float, Sip, and Sing in Picturesque Wilkes County

Explore Wilkes and discover more than 50 miles of mountain biking trails, including Warrior Creek Trail, rated one of the best trails in the U.S. Scale great heights rock-climbing the 600-foot granite face at Stone Mountain State Park or soak in stunning scenery as you float above the Blue Ridge Mountains on a paragliding adventure.


Stop and Smell the Lavender
in Wytheville

This year is a great time to visit one of Southwest Virginia’s most interesting attractions—Beagle Ridge Herb Farm in Wytheville.

Celebrating their twentieth season of business, Beagle Ridge Herb Farm is a 160-acre wooded retreat with over four miles of nature trails and numerous display gardens.