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    Blue Ridge

    National Heritage Area North Carolina

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.

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Did You Know?

The New River (photo courtesy of High Country Host)

The oldest river in North America is called the New River. It originates in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is believed to be 320 million years old. It is partially located within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.