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News for Visitors Learn what to see and do in the beautiful North Carolina mountains every month of the year with links to help you find where to stay and dine.
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Blue Ridge Explorer (News for Visitors)


On February 23-26, fans of all things 1980s will descend (or rather ascend) to Beech Mountain Resort and throughout the town for the Sixth Annual Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend.
A new brochure, “Winter Hikes, Excellent Views,” offered by the Burke County Tourism Development Authority, features five unique winter hiking trails as well as cross-country skiing information.
Despite recent wildfires in our region, the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina offer thousands of square miles of scenic beauty, and winter views are often more breathtaking with no leaves obstructing the sights. 

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On the Blue Ridge (News for Partners)


Blue Ridge Forever, a coalition of the 10 land trusts in Western North Carolina, recently received an unprecedented allocation of $8 million…
As we prepare for the upcoming tourism season, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is populating our monthly events calendar on, and we would like to include your main events that will be open to the public and welcoming to visitors.
Kathy Neall has joined the staff of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership as Finance and Administrative Manager. 

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