Craft Your Adventure

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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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 first…

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Best of the Blue Ridge 2016

Bear Den Campground Tops Best of 2016 List

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine says "With 10 states in our coverage, we know there are hole-in-the-wall restaurants, off-the-beaten path views, and…

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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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