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Cascade Falls, "The Cascades", Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, North Carolina, E. B. Jeffress Park
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Take this Easy Rhododendron Filled Trail to a Waterfall on the Blue Ridge Parkway

You might know the Blue Ridge Parkway as a National Parkway and an “All-American Road”, noted for its scenic beauty and stunning vistas behind every turn. Did you know however that there are more than twenty waterfalls that you can hike to while on the Parkway? And these are just the ones that are highly popularized and heavily visited. From […]

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The Fonta Flora Trail is One of the North Carolina’s Best Kept Secrets

The settlement of Fonta Flora was flooded in 1916 by Duke Energy to create Lake James In Nebo, North Carolina and was discovered by a scuba diving team many decades later. Making a deal with NCDPR to sell undeveloped land around Lake James for an expansion of Lake James State Park, Duke Energy’s Crescent Resources offered trail easements for the […]

Stone Mountain State Park NC, Elkin, Roaring Gap
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Follow a Staircase to Jaw-Dropping Views at Stone Mountain State Park

Nestled in the heart of North Carolina, Stone Mountain State Park offers more than eighteen miles of trails, matched by more than twenty miles of designated trout waters that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. Majestic views of the Yadkin Valley and Pilot Mountain can be seen from the distance atop the stone summit. Stone Mountain State Park offers ample […]

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One of The Newest Trails In North Carolina Will Lead You to The Foundation of an Old Electrical Powerhouse

This small town located in Surry and Wilkes counties and sharing its name with the surrounding township of Elkin Township is most known for the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival held each May at the Elkin Municipal Park and The Big Elkin Brewfest that takes place each fall hosted by the two microbreweries in town. Known also as the eastern-most encampment […]

Henry Mill Village, Hunger Games, District 12
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Picture Yourself in A Hunger Games Movie Scene in This Small Town in North Carolina

The Hunger Games books which were on the 2013 list of the top 10 “most frequently challenged” books paints a picture of a society where the rich oppress the poor and citizens are terrorized by a cruel dictatorship. The movies are quite graphic and uncomfortable at times and not only keep viewers on their toes but also have them wildly […]

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The Best Way to Spend A Day in Charlotte, North Carolina with Kids

The up and coming city of Charlotte, NC is known by the locals as the “New York City of North Carolina” and for a very good reason. Not only is “The Queen City” the fastest growing city in the State but is also the country’s second-largest banking center by assets held right behind New York City and closely trailing by San […]