Blue Ridge Heritage

For visitors in search of novelty and adventure, the North Carolina Mountains provide an unparalleled diversity of experiences. Blue Ridge attractions offer so much to see and do. No two visits are ever the same.

Nature lovers will find endless Blue Ridge activities. Majestic mountain vistas and scenic drives, outstanding hiking, biking, equestrian trails, world-class whitewater and waterfalls, excellent campsites and fishing streams and an incredible diversity of plant and animal life in the region's abundant protected forests and parks are just a few of the attractions that Blue Ridge has to offer.

Those searching for cultural experiences and historical connections will discover a land rich in living traditions of music, craft, agriculture and Cherokee culture. These come to life at many fine and distinctive museums, historic sites, outdoor dramas and cultural centers throughout the region.

Some of the best Blue Ridge attractions are the 80 cultural and natural heritage sites deemed worthy of special recognition and conservation by the Governor's Year of the Mountains Commission. These sites now celebrated as major attractions of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Influenced by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Website.

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