A Place Unlike Any Other on Earth.
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is a place unlike any other on Earth, where ancient landscapes enchant the eye and age-old traditions warm the heart. The distinctive landscape of the North Carolina mountains and foothills combined with the region’s living traditions of craft, music, agriculture and Cherokee heritage create a wealth of natural and cultural treasures unmatched in our country.Read More
North Carolina’s mountains and foothills boast a magnificent array of natural wonders, including some of the continent’s greatest biodiversity.Read More
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians honors and cultivates traditions that have guided and supported their culture for thousands of years.Read More
Rich in craft artists, schools and traditions, the North Carolina mountains and foothills are known world-wide for their handmade crafts.Read More
The North Carolina mountains and foothills have one of the richest repositories of traditional music and folklore in the United States.Read More
Did You Know?
The first school of forestry in America was established in the North Carolina mountains. It is now preserved as the Cradle of Forestry National Historic Site- located within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.