Plan Your Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina


Discover the amazing variety of activies and adventures that await you here in these ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. Scenic beauty, Cherokee history, outdoor recreation, traditional mountain music, exquisite handmade crafts, and great food and drink from the many farms, restaurants, breweries, wineries, and yes even distilleries in the region. Come, stay and play with us!

Use These Great Planning Tools

Download Brochures

Free, downloadable brochures from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Blue Ridge Music Trails, and other state and national parks are available at our Visitor Brochures page.


The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area publishes the Blue Ridge Explorer, a monthly e-newsletter with details about many special events happening during the month. Subscribe here.

For those travelers interested specifically in the traditional music of the NC mountains and foothills, subscribe to In Tune, the monthly e-newsletter of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.

More Visitor Information

Three Host Groups serve visitors to the Smoky Mountains, Central Mountains and High Country regions of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Each provides a downloadable Visitor Guide to its specific region.

Each county in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area region has a Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Development Authority, and Visitor or Welcome Center to help visitors find accommodations, shopping, dining, attractions and more.  For easy reference, visit our More Visitor Information page to find links to all these organizations in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Other Online Resources

Other popular sites that will provide additional information about all there is to see and do in this beautiful mountain region include:

  • - This privately owned website includes thousands of photos and "best of" ideas for everything from outdoor adventures to wedding planning. Extends beyond the Asheville area.