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Located in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and with more than 250 juried fine arts, fine crafts and food booths, the festival series touts that it has something for everyone. more

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All campgrounds on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina are under a mandatory evacuation order. more

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Willkommen

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We sit by the Chattahoochee River and take in the scene. After the Chattahoochee is done meandering through Georgia, it is a slow southern river, broad, but here, it is nimble, bright and clear. more

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Storm remnants could bring heavy rain to area. more

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Wanderliciousness

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A network of winding backroads interlaces the foreboding geography of Southern Appalachia from Virginia to Alabama. more

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The Dillard House

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In the Little Tennessee River Valley of North Georgia in 1917, Carrie and Arthur Dillard served their first meal at The Dillard House to a circuit-riding minister. more

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Tucked into the North Georgia hillside are dozens of fairy houses, sized for the smallest, daintiest fairies to the tallest, proudest dwarves. Dubbed Whimsical Fairy Gardens, the spellbinding estates live up to the name. more

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Walking all 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail is a dream for some. To make the trail more accessible, we’ve broken a few classic parts down into small trips in an occasional series called Appalachian Trail Weekends. more

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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

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From a special planetarium program to tailgating and commemorative wine glasses, Georgia has plenty of special events to make the eclipse even more fun. more

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Scenic waters

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On a sunny day in mid-March, the hardwood trees lining Highway 197 in northeast Georgia reveal only the smallest of green buds, while cherry blossoms blush pale pink and forsythias herald spring in vivid bursts of yellow on the edges of the road. more

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You see them in nearly every folk potter’s shop in northeast Georgia. With crooked teeth and smoky brown and olive green visages, they stare unblinkingly with googly, sometimes menacing eyes. more

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Knox County’s first stone home

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Long before the advent of icicle string lights and inflatable snowmen, holiday decorations brightened even the humblest of log cabins. Celebrate the season—and connect with our region’s roots—at these historic residences around Southern Appalachia. more

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Away up there

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Southern Appalachia’s latest crop of guest retreats deepen the experience of some of the region’s most popular destinations—from the glitz of Dollywood and Biltmore Estate to the rugged allure of Pisgah National Forest and Lookout Mountain. more

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“Here you will find fantastical worlds all around you,” reads the oversize decorative book at the entrance to Sleepy Hollow, a labyrinth of “fairy houses,” impish garden gnomes, and spinning whirligigs in North Georgia. more

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A region of North Georgia and Western North Carolina has been named an American Viticultural Area—making the Upper Hiwassee Highlands appellation the first in Georgia and the fourth in North Carolina. more

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Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland, Ga., has opened an expanded tasting room on a 200-acre vineyard that features the state’s only known wine caves. more

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For some reason, my parents can’t seem to let the table go. Sure, it’s been replaced by a gleaming and newer model in a cream-colored wood, but the history surrounding that old dinette set is too priceless for departure or relegation to the Goodwill. more

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