North Carolina’s mountains and foothills are a region of our country so special it has been designated a National Heritage Area.
Use this website to discover why!
Places to go, things to see, experiences to enrich.
A distinctive American heritage for all to enjoy!
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Sights & Sounds of the Blue Ridge
Image courtesy of Ben Shahn.
Great Fishing in the Blue Ridge NHA!
The 4,000 miles of cool, clear mountain streams and the many lakes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina offer anglers more fishing opportunities than can be found in any other state in the Southeast. In fact, the region supports one of the most diverse fishing habitats in the world, making fishing one of the most popular things to do in the North Carolina mountains.