• Image of beautiful sunrise over blue misty mountains.

    Blue Ridge

    National Heritage Area North Carolina

Operating Hours & Seasons

The mild, four-season climate of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area attracts visitors year-round.

Did You Know?

Nantahala Rafting (photo courtesy of High Country Host)

Whitewater rafting was pioneered on the Nantahala River, in the North Carolina mountains- within the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. The Nantahala is now the most popular whitewater river in the Southeast.