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Blue Ridge Country
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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Blue Ridge Country Apr 10
ICYMI - What's New in the Mountains in 2019? New hostelries and new breweries dominate our collection of new destinations and attractions recently added to the mountain region.
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 9
Our May/June 2019 "Festivals Guide" issue will be delivering to subscribers soon, and we can't wait for you to see it! Here's a quick look at just some of the highlights:
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 8
ICYMI – Rocky Fork - Preserved! The book “Rocky Fork: Hidden Jewel of the Blue Ridge,” by David Arthur Ramsey, with photos by Ramsey and Jerry D. Greer, celebrates the long process of preservation of some...
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 5
ICYMI – From The Editor: Every Day’s a Great Day for a Picnic If you have the gear and the goodies, the context and the companion, there’s no reason that every lunch in the woods shouldn’t be a full delight.
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 5
It's a rainy morning here in our neck of the Blue Ridge, but the lush green of spring in this photo (plus the happy expression of the adorable pooch enjoying it) has already helped brighten our day. Thank you for sharing Mike Quesinberry!
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 4
ICYMI – Creature Feature: Salamanders on Spring Parade Come early spring at damp, leaf-covered spots in the Southern mountains, the salamander mating rituals can be spectacular.
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 3
ICYMI – Guest Column, David Arthur Ramsey: Preserving a Hidden Jewel • Outdoor photographer, writer and conservationist • Born and raised in Unicoi County, Tennessee • Field & Stream Magazine Fans and...
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 3
Need some hump day inspiration? Drink in this beautiful Blue Ridge skyline shared by our friends at Solitary Traveler Photography!
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 2
LAST CALL for votes in our TRENDING MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS Reader Poll! Thousands of votes have already come pouring in, but if you haven't cast yours, time is almost up! Please take a moment...
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Blue Ridge Country Apr 1
ICYMI – Mill Creek Stories: Inventing Hangry How a man who loved food got through the month of March. Read More:
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 29
ICYMI – Flavors: Pleasures and Promise ... Two Raised Beds How one couple reconnected with their roots, went outside to play and realized the full joys of getting your hands into the soil. Read More:
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 28
ICYMI – Singing in the Garden: The Perfect Plan Hooray! Hooray! Spring is creeping up one small green promise at a time. If I look closely, I can spot a crocus here, a bunch of wild onions there, a...
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 27
ICYMI – On the Fly: Jimmy Cheers Takes to the River One of Jimmy Cheers’ earliest memories is of cruising Virginia’s South Holston River on a drift boat with his grandfather and dad...
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 26
THOUSANDS of votes have already come pouring in for our TRENDING MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS Reader Poll, - and we still have 10...
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 25
ICYMI – Aboard the Potomac Eagle: Trough Trip Crosses the Highlands The West Virginia scenic railroad has a family feel to it as passengers watch for birds, buildings and scenery. Read More: Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 22
Do you love live music? Ever been to FloydFest? Here's your chance! Our sister magazine, The Roanoker Magazine, is giving away TWO free Five-day Passes to FloydFest 19 Voyage Home. Take a look and enter for your chance to win today. Good luck!
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 21
ICYMI – PhDs on a mission: The Past Becomes Present It’s called Passel, Drs. Josh Howard’s and Elizabeth Catte’s public history consulting group. Passel? “In our part of the world,”...
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 20
ICYMI – Go Native: Plant for Wildlife in Your Backyard Making sure your new plants are indigenous to our region can help assure their beauty, and their role as hosts. Read more:
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 19
ICYMI – Our Blue Ridge Towns: Sylva, North Carolina / Dillsboro, North Carolina Where Small Business is Big Business: An hour southwest of Asheville, two adjoining North Carolina towns have earned themselves a...
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Blue Ridge Country Mar 18
ICYMI - Photo Essay: Trains! Our contributing photographers capture the drama and splendor of mountain excursions. Read more:
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