Attractions & Destinations
For visitors in search of authentic heritage experiences and adventure, North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains and foothills provide an unparalleled diversity of opportunities. No two visits are ever the same.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is America's most visited National Park unit and is known as "America's favorite drive."
- Herman CoffeyMandolin player, Newland, NC (Avery County)
- Herman Coffey was born and raised in Avery County where he has played bluegrass music since he was a young boy. His two other brothers were also interested in music, and the three of them took up music on their own when they were young.
- Visit the Traditional Artist Directory
Sights & Sounds
Photos courtesy of Mark Freed
From Cherokee Land to Europe's Finest Tables
Typical Wedgewood design