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The North Carolina Mountains Travel Guide

The North Carolina Mountains Top Experiences

Want to learn more about The North Carolina Mountains? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Authors of the North Carolina Mountains

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 associated...

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Asheville Chocolates

Chocoholics beware! You won't be able to resist these Asheville chocolatiers. And if you're here in early December, don't miss the Chocolate...

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Trip Tunes

Bluegrass. Appalachian folk. Mountain music. Whatever you call them, the songs of the North Carolina Mountains make a great sound track for...

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Carolina Arts and Crafts

A century ago, as young George Vanderbilt prepared to build a retreat in then-bucolic Asheville, he and an architect traveled the French countryside...

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Exotic Plant Threat

The North Carolina Mountains have been victims of many alien predators. Hundreds of exotic, nonnative plants and some animals have been introduced...

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Arts & Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts Movement was an international movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that emphasized local and natural materials...

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Asheville's Slow Food Movement

The Asheville area also has many tailgate markets, usually in parking lots where local growers set up temporary sales stalls on certain days...

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Col A

Often called America's narrowest national park, the Blue Ridge Parkway's two-lane blacktop traverses some of the East's most dramatic scenery...

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Col A

Asheville's acclaimed diversity is reflected in its dynamic food scene. Central to it all is the local food movement, nourished by scores of...

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Asheville Festivals, Fairs, and Concerts

Here are some of the biggest and best festivals, fairs, and music concerts in the Asheville area. Admission to many of the events is free. ...

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Biltmore Boasts

The Biltmore Estate is North Carolina's leading tourist attraction and boasts many superlatives. Biltmore Estate: Is the largest private home...

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Top Reasons to Go

Biltmore Estate: The 250-room Biltmore House, modeled after the great Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley in France, is the largest private...

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