Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Hanging out in Hendersonville: The Apple of Western North Carolina’s Eye

Online Exclusive Situated 22 miles southeast of Asheville in prime orchard country, Henderson County is home to about 200 apple growers who supply 65 percent of North Carolina’s apples. From late August through October, twisting and pulling down honey crisp and golden delicious at the many pick-your-own establishments along the stretch of US Highway 64 […]

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Category: Mountains

Waterfall Walks

When the weather gets hot, cool off at these natural wonders. Rushing water cascading off the side of a rocky cliff is a sight to behold, and you don’t have to be an accomplished hiker to experience them. Anyone can explore numerous waterfalls in the Carolinas without venturing too far from the road. In fact, […]

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Festival Fun

Explore a new town, try different foods & enjoy summer with these Carolina celebrations. Cities & towns in the Carolinas celebrate history & honor traditions with varied and unique festivals. These local  tributes are community-driven and mark the importance of the area’s industry, foods and people. Summer is the perfect time to take in a few […]

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Movie Night Out

The Nostalgia of Drive-Ins Thrives In the Carolinas At the bottom of a hill, a monster movie screen rises 50-feet high along South Battleground Avenue, a well-intentioned sore thumb in a clearing among a perimeter of tall oaks. Kings Mountain, off in the distance, creates an idyllic panorama for a film set in its own […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Go Explore: Beech Mountain, N.C.

Home to the highest ski resort in eastern North America (5,506 feet), this idyllic mountain town is replete with exciting diversions all year long. With more natural snowfall and chillier temperatures, Beech Mountain is definitely a natural lure for wintertime activities. Built around an alpine village, the resort opened with four slopes in the winter […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains, US

All Aboard for Fall Foliage

Soak up autumn colors in a whole new way aboard a passenger railroad train. Train excursions provide a unique travel experience. It’s a return to the trailblazing and romantic mode of transportation that played a critical role in the United States’ growth and prosperity. While automobiles and planes eventually supplanted trains as the preferred way […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

5 Ways to Taste Fall in Morganton

A rugged town perched on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Morganton and its townspeople charm visitors with easygoing conversation, elegant cuisine and grand scenery. It’s an ideal place to kick off a celebration of all things autumn. Here are five ways to taste fall in this quaint town:    Savor the Views A […]

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Playing with Clay

Area autumn pottery festivals you don’t want to miss! Makers and admirers have long had a great love affair with clay. It can be shaped into incredible works of art as well as functional items for everyday use. Plus, the sky’s the limit when it comes to eye-catching glazes, different techniques and unusual designs. The […]

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