Leisure & Recreation


The festival runs July 6-7 with 35 music and dance competitions. more


Schedule announced for Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville. more


Biltmore Estate puts out the welcome mat

The Biltmore Company photo

The historic Asheville chateau came in at No. 9 on the TripAdvisor top 25 landmarks in the nation. more


Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of the summer visitor season on the Blue Ridge Parkway. more


The 17th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival takes place May 19, in Elkin, North Carolina. more



National Park Service

The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park top lists for popularity, according to the National Park System. more


It’s morning on the Pigeon River, which will soon teem with visitors enjoying the beautiful and exciting Pigeon River Gorge. It hasn’t always been this way. more

Mountain Explorer

Clingmans secret tunnel

Deb Campbell

Hikers, outdoorsmen, photographers, and locals reveal their favorite treasures of “the back of beyond”—from secluded trails and fishing streams to quiet overlooks and picnic spots. more

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