Western North Carolina - Gateway to the Smoky Mountains!

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Welcome . . . to one of the most extensive sites on the Web to help you plan your next vacation to Western North Carolina!

And it's easy to use! Just click on any one of the 23 counties shown below for a detailed list of content that includes unique festivals, annual events, theatre, and hiking trails that are available or scheduled by each county located in the mountain region of Western North Carolina. You'll also find suggestions for accomdations, dining, camping, and other activities. You'll discover visual riches beyond your wildest dreams. You can also scroll down for general information about other area activities.

Local Gasoline/Diesel Prices by Zip Code

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Map design courtesy of the State of North Carolina.


Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) is a one-of-a-kind black bear rehabilitation facility. Located just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, TN, ABR is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has been returning black bears back to the wild since 1996.


Read about the true story of the (little) Smokey Bear.


"The mountains are generally separated into four distinct zones or regions. The Western Mountains, extending from Andrews and Murphy in the far western corner to Waynesville, the Central Mountains from Waynesville through Asheville to the Burnsville area, the Northern Mountains from Burnsville to Sparta, and the Foothills, extending along the full length of the mountains from Columbus to North Wilkesboro." - Asheville Guidebook



North Carolina History


Georgia speed sign seems an apparent waste of taxpayer money. But maybe WNC should look into it.

Source: Zanylol



One of the most complete sites for information, maps, restaurants, coffee houses, and hotels by selected city in Western North Carolina.


After the death of his wife, Dr. Evan Gibbs and his 10 year old son, Nate, leave Chicago to spend the summer setting up a clinic  in the North Carolina mountains. Clashing against the ways of the small community, Evan is forced to deal with his recent loss while reconnecting with his son and learning a different pace of life.

The Movie - The Simple Things - Award winning film shot in Brevard, Western North Carolina


This service exists for one reason, and one reason only. The founders are tired of reading stories about missing 9 and 10 year old children killed by registered sex offenders, and decided to do something about it.
Moving to Western North Carolina with your family? While most areas are family-friendly, why not check the predator list before signing the mortgage papers.



General Places to Visit to Find out More About Western North Carolina
There are over 900 miles of hiking trails you can explore in North Carolina Mountains alone, as well as more than 400 majestic waterfalls – more than anywhere else in the East.
Explore the Mountains of North Carolina

The BlueRidge Parkway Authority provides you with a list of current  events going on in North Carolina.

BlueRidge Parkway Maps

North Carolina Events
This Online Travel Guide is published by the 600 member Blue Ridge Parkway Association to help you more fully enjoy your Parkway area vacation. Our membership includes attractions, outdoor recreation, accommodations, restaurants, shops, and a variety of other services essential to the traveler. All our members are included in this Travel Guide.
Potters of WNC
Visit the Unique Potters of Western North Carolina. Visit the Unique Potters of Western North Carolina.

AAA Carolinas

AAA Carolina Web site including their famous fuel calculator.
The SpeedTrap Exchange is a site where visitors can post what they believe are speedtraps, this link specifically for North Carolina. The National Motorists Association cannot attest to the validity of these listings, but obvious advice you to proceed with caution.
Photo compliments speedtrap.org


Appalachian Fresh-Grown Foods
Apple Growers - Bakers - Caterers - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) - Distributors - Family Farms - Farm Tourism - Grocers - Restaurants - Roadside Stands - Tailgate Markets - U-Pick Farms - Wineries


One of the oldest artist guides in the U.S.

Source: Souther Highland Craft Guild

The Southern Highland Craft Guild has grown, since its charter in 1930, to one of the largest craft guides in the country. Second in age only to the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts, the Guild now represents over 900 craftspeople in 293 counties of 9 southeastern states. The Guild has partnered with the National Park Service for more than fifty years. It operates the Blue Ridge Parkway's Folk Art Center. For information on the Craft Fairs of the Southern Highlands, Special Events, the Folk Art Center, The Shops, Membership in the Guild and links to our members that are online, visit their site.

Click here to purchase original guild member creations online.


Since 1883, Mast General Store has been outfitting the Appalachians with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons.


Professional Mountain Performances
Summer Theatre in the Mountains! Asheville Community Theatre - Blowing Rock Stage Company - Flatrock Playhouse - Diana Wortham Theatre - Haywood Arts Repertory Theatre - Highland Repertory Theatre - Horn in the West - Montford Park Players - North Carolina Stage Company - Overlook Theatre Company - Peacock Playhouse - Parkway Playhouse - Porter Center - Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) - Rutherford Community Theatre - Wilkes Playmakers - "Unto These Hills"
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, has been called a riotous explosion of color and enthusiasm - an accelerated onslaught of ecstasy, and is one of America's most exciting and respected jazz dance companies. Thomas Joiner, Music Director and Conductor of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Compliments of the Asheville Symphony Compliments of Diana Wortham Theatre Compliments of Hendersonville Symphony
Asheville Symphony Diana Wortham Theatre Hendersonville Symphony

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Family Fun & Sporting Activities Across Western North Carolina

Click here for golf courses and family activities across North Carolina (Mountains - Piedmont - Coast.)
Photo Courtesy of North Carolina Department of Commerce
Waterproof Recreation Maps
The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

Western North Carolina . . . ATV Trails | Bike Trails | Horse Trails | Mountain Biking | Waterfalls |

Paddling and White Water Rafting in North Carolina

Golf Course Finder in the Mountains of Western North Carolina
Activities available for you in the Mountains of Western North Carolina
Live Web Cams across NC
North Carolina Official Government Web site.


Click for Trails, Events, Festivals, & Sights - Visit the High Country, too!


National Religious Centers Located in Western North Carolina

Resting on 1,500 beautiful acres in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, The Cove is a place away from the outside distractions of a busy world. It was created from a God-given vision of Billy and Ruth Graham to be a special place where people can come and experience God and His Word in a way that transforms their lives. The Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council is called together to serve God through the United Methodist Church by connecting individuals, congregations and conferences in discipleship with Jesus Christ and is the policy setting body that is represented by elected persons from the 15 annual conferences that comprise the Southeastern Jurisdiction. As a Christian college in the Presbyterian tradition, we are guided in our pursuit of academic excellence by the framework of Reformed beliefs. We confess the living God as the ultimate foundation of our faith and the source of all truth.


Job Search Western North Carolina
Moving to Asheville.  Check on local jobs here at Asheville Help Wanted.
Asheville Job Search Engine - "Moving near the city of Asheville located in Western North Carolina?"



North Carolina - Your gateway to the South!


Compliments United States National Park Service
Smoky Mountains National Park
North Carolina RV Parks & Campgrounds
North Carolina ExtensiveCamp Grounds Web site


World famous North Carolina Furniture!

Hickory Furniture Mart
America's Leading Home Furnishing Resource
Amish Oak and Cherry Furniture has over 42 years experience in the furniture industry.  (photo courtesy of same.)
Amish Oak and Cherry Entertainment Center


WNCU Durham African-American Sponsored College - enjoy some of the best jazz on streaming-audio, WNCU, 90.7 FM.  And be sure to give them a few bucks to keep it going, eh!?

Jazz from the Research Triangle of North Carolina


WNCU-FM is provided to you by North Carolina Central University. Check program schedule for music and featured artists

WNCU Jazz Streaming


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Graphic compliments of Barbecue Festival
Lexington, North Carolina, is claimed to be the Barbecue Capital of the World, attended by over 100,000 people each year during the last week of October. Lexington is located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, just 20 miles south of Winston-Salem at the intersection of US 29/70 and US 52. Lexington is also accessible off of Business and Interstate 85 between Greensboro and Charlotte.


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Also check out more activities in nearby northwestern South Carolina.

Courtesy BMW
BMW Factory Tour - Spartanburg, SC


Sassafras Mountain - located north of Greenvile, SC


Artisphere is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC, showcasing the arts, reflect the area's international flair and maximizing existing arts programs by providing a wide menu of experiences that center around the arts.visual and performing.and Greenville's extensive cultural offerings that is sure to appeal to regional visitors while welcoming others from around the world.
Graphic compliments Artisphere.us/
Visit the Craft Expo at the Artisphere Spring Festival in Greenville, NC



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