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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.

 

Bare Dark Sky Observatory Puts a Spotlight on Our Area

Big cities, bright lights, and towns that never sleep… All of these things have their place, but sometimes you just need to get away from all the…

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Mitchell County In The News in 2017

Mitchell County was featured in both regional and national publications throughout…

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Canada in Mitchell County. What?

A recent article in the Watauga Democrat shares what those in Mitchell County have known for centuries....there's a little bit of Canada in Mitchell…

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Little Switzerland Featured As a Place You’ll Never Want to Leave

OnlyinYourState.com featured Little Switzerland, NC as a place you’ll never want to leave. “North Carolina is far from the Swiss Alps, but if you…

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The Secret Season is Upon Us

Our mountain air is turning crisp signaling that Fall is just around the corner, but September ushers in our secret season.  Why? Because the…

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71st NC Rhododendron Festival June 16-17

Don't Miss our mountain turning pink for the NC Rhododendron Festival this year! The 600 acres of Catawba Rhododendron atop Roan Mountain are poised…

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Spruce Pine & The Masters: Over 40 years of history

www.themasters.com by Sam Greenwood There are 44 bunkers at Augusta National, each majestic and hazardous in its own right. The glistening sands…

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