The North Carolina Mountains Travel Guide
Plan Your The North Carolina Mountains Vacation
The majestic peaks, meadows, balds, and valleys of the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Great Smoky Mountains epitomize the western corner of North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, national forests, handmade-crafts centers, Asheville's eclectic and sophisticated pleasures, the astonishing Biltmore Estate, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are the area's main draws, providing prime opportunities for shopping, skiing, hiking, bicycling, camping, fishing, canoeing, and just taking in the views.
Around the mountains, at least in the larger cities and towns such as Asheville, Hendersonville, and Boone, you can find the... read more
You can still get traditional mountain food, served family-style, at inns around the region. Increasingly, though, mountain... read more
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Biltmore Estate: The 250-room Biltmore House, modeled after the great Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley in France, is the... Read more
Often called America's narrowest national park, the Blue Ridge Parkway's two-lane blacktop traverses some of the East's most dramatic... Read more
Asheville's acclaimed diversity is reflected in its dynamic food scene. Central to it all is the local food movement, nourished by... Read more
The North Carolina Mountains have been victims of many alien predators. Hundreds of exotic, nonnative plants and some animals have been... Read more
They may not be able to go home again, but many famous writers have made their homes in the North Carolina Mountains. The one most closely... Read more
Here are some of the biggest and best festivals, fairs, and music concerts in the Asheville area. Admission to many of the events is... Read more
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