If there's ever a time to visit the Smoky Mountains, it's during the fall. Vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and even hues of purple delight the eyes of visitors and locals alike. Take a trip to the mountains and enjoy this one-of-kind foliage. more

Sep 21, 2017 1:16 PM


Jon and Regina Phillips, J&G Photos

Autumn lights up Southern Appalachia in a burst of color and activity. Our readers share their favorite scenes of this showstopping season. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Outposts

Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse

Visit beautiful Hendersonville, NC to see You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the historic Flat Rock Playhouse. This lively, heartfelt musical offers fun and entertainment for everyone in the family. more

Sep 14, 2017 12:37 PM Blog

For many folks, fall in the Smokies means apples. Whether you're sipping warm cider, making homemade pie or frolicking about in an orchard, there's something about an apple that signifies the dawn of autumn. more


Two hundred years ago, early explorers of the Southern Appalachians pondered the piles of stone they encountered at “all the gaps in the mountains.” While most of those cairns have disappeared, they remain a mystery. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Good Reads

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