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An international award-winning bimonthly regional magazine covering travel, history, food, festivals, outdoors and more in the mountains of 7 Southern states.
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WOW! Check out this amazing photo of the recent super blood wolf moon from our friend Jon Phillips, taken over Spivey Falls! Thank you for sharing Jon!
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 21
From The Current Issue – The famous “Scopes Monkey Trial” of 1925 put the little town of Dayton, Tennessee, on the map, as per plan. It all began with the Butler Act: a rule in Tennessee that said...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 18
From The Current Issue – Accessible Elk Viewing Platforms Come to Virginia Mountains Nature enthusiasts with special needs now will have access to some...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 17
From The Current Issue – Mountain Curios: Long Island Tennessee – The Real Home of Long Island Iced Tea The original recipe was cooked up during Prohibition in Kingsport, TN. Jamie Cyphers says her grandma went to jail for it. Read More:
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 16
From The Current Issue - Mountain Curios: Lovers Lane Returns after 80 Years The official opening of the new version of the Webster Springs, West Virginia boardwalk will take...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 15
From the Current issue – Mountain Curios: Capon Springs Water Lives On. The history of the West Virginia resort’s water goes back more than 150 years, with endorsements from people...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 14
From The Current Issue – Mountain Curios: North Georgia's Bigfoot Museum David Bakara was 12 years old when he saw 1972’s “The Legend of Boggy Creek.” That movie focused on a Bigfoot stalking an area of...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 12
From the Current Issue – Flavors: From Nashville to Asheville, Rocky's Hot Chicken Hits it Big Burgeoning populations and rhyming names aren’t the only things that...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 10
From the Current Issue - Creature Feature: Groundhog Day For these pudgy prognosticators, February 2 is more like Valentine’s Day. Read More:
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 9
Form the Current Issue - Mill Creek Stories: Aging Novice (Wait, Matching Boots?) Another year, another year older. I don’t know about this whole aging thing. What I mean is that I really don’t...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 8
From the Current Issue – Our Blue Ridge Towns: Thomas, West Virginia "Everyone’s Hometown." That’s what you see on the welcome signs coming into Thomas WV, population 554. Is a hometown feel enough to grow a remote high-valley town surrounded by...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 7
From the Current Issue – Smokies’ Discovery: First Lady of the Fireflies Lynn Faust spent her childhood summers marveling at spectacular displays of fireflies from the porch of a rustic family cabin...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 4
From the Current Issue - Non-Electronic Fun ‘n’ Games in the Mountains Need a little extra help unplugging from the day-to-day? These destinations specialize in the...
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 3
From The Current Issue – Photo Essay: Keeping The Old Ways Alive Our contributing photographers present the mountains the way they used to be, and still are in spots. Take a look!
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Blue Ridge Country Jan 2
Are you an early vacation planner looking for great experiences in the mountains this year? Our 2019 Travel Guide is for you! Focused on exploring the region through its...
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Blue Ridge Country Dec 19
Are you still looking for those last-minute gifts? We've got you covered! Give a gift subscription today to share your love of the Blue Ridge with your friends and family all year long. Plus, this year, when you give a...
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Blue Ridge Country Dec 18
ICYMI – Photo Essay: Undiscovered Falls of Virginia and West Virginia A new book presents great photos and visitation info for hundreds of falls. We present sneak peeks of a few...
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Blue Ridge Country Dec 14
ICYMI: Jared Kreiss , "Light Chaser, Adventure Embracer" Photographer Jared Kreiss captures the mysteries of East Tennessee and beyond. Not long after Jared Kreiss posted a dreamlike Instagram photo of the US 421...
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Blue Ridge Country Dec 13
ICYMI - Eddie Bond Fiddles His Way to Fame As a self-described “old-time nerd,” Bond stands out as one of the most talented and important people carrying on his musical tradition. The Blue...
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Blue Ridge Country Dec 12
ICYMI – Photo Essay: Rhodies Is there a more poignant splash of color in the mountain landscape than the bloom of Rhododendron? Dana Foreman’s images suggest perhaps not. Read more:
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