Discover A NC Region Full of Craft Venues & Outdoor Fun!
Combine World-Renowned Craft with Unique Outdoor Recreation Locations To Create Your Own Handcrafted Getaway!

Are you drawn by the feel of handcrafted art? Does the mention of a craft studio visit perk up your ears? Are you someone who would rather experience the outdoors than see it through a windshield? From Spruce Pine to Little Switzerland, Bakersville to Penland, our region of the Blue Ridge Mountains combines the best of both worlds, with natural and hand-crafted beauty.


Spruce Pine & Little Switzerland on Top 20 List of Coolest Small Towns named Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland to the list of the coolest small towns near Asheville. “We love exploring our cool…

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Our Mountain Turns Pink!

It’s that time of year when our mountain turns pink and we dance with strangers in the street!  We can help you check both of those off of…

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Mayland Community College Becomes First Certified Star Park in Southeast

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) designated the Mayland Community College Blue Ridge Star Park and Observatory as the…

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Roan’s Grassy Bald Named One of 7 Best Sunset Summits

"Few things cap off a long day in the mountains like catching the perfect sunset from your favorite summit. The Blue Ridge is known for spectacular…

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Roan Mountain Named Best of the Blue Ridge

The readers of Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine have spoken! They have chosen Roan Mountain as the Best of the Blue Ridge’s Best Appalachian Trail…

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Dellinger’s Grist Mill: An Experience in History, Grits & NASA

Dellinger's Grist Mill is one of those "must experience" places....not just in Mitchell County, but in the State.  Maybe in the country. …

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