Discover Peaks
of Otter
Majestic scenery abounds in Peaks of Otter, a historic landmark and haven of natural beauty. Three towering mountain peaks and the serene Abbott Lake are the cradle of this gorgeous Blue Ridge destination — offering 360 degrees of breathtaking wilderness.

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Pick Hendersonville for shopping, hiking
and sightseeing

The Blue Ridge Mountain town of Hendersonville strikes an unusual balance. It’s big enough to offer year-round activities, yet small enough to feel warm, welcoming and personable. It’s mountainous enough to provide sweeping views, yet it’s easily accessible via an interstate drive.

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A Beautiful Fall Destination

pigeon forgeScenic backroads offer an escape from the hustle-bustle of the interstates and a glimpse at unique attractions along the way. Fall is a gorgeous time to explore the beauty of an area. Wytheville, Virginia offers that charming small-town destination you’ve been looking for as a location for your fall getaway. It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year. Local farms offer the beauty of harvest time as fields become blanketed with the orange of pumpkins.

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Woolly Worm Festivalpigeon forge
For more than 40 years, the town of Banner Elk, NC, has invited both old and new friends to the annual Woolly Worm Festival. This world-renowned, family-friendly event is co-hosted by the Avery County Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk, and in recent years has drawn crowds of nearly 20,000 folks! This year, the 44th annual Woolly Worm Festival will take place on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17.

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What Lurks Beneath
the Ripples of
Appalachia’s Mountain Streams?

A visit to Bryson City’s newest attraction - The Appalachian Rivers Aquarium - will quickly enlighten you about what’s beneath your feet as you wade in a mountain stream or river bed.

Dine Out On Main Street in Staunton

Looking for a restaurant with outdoor seating? Downtown Staunton is making it easy to find plenty of delicious choices, all in one charming location.


Creativity Calls in the
Blue Ridge Mountains

Treasures await on your exploration of the foothills and mountains of Western North Carolina. It’s here where generations of musicians and craft artisans have found inspiration in the natural beauty of the area.