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The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The landscape is full of superlatives: the highest mountain (Mount Mitchell), deepest gorge (Linville Gorge), and highest waterfall (Whitewater Falls) in the eastern United States; and the oldest river in North America (the New River);and the two most visited National Park lands in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The region is also blessed with a stunning diversity of plant and animal life;more, in fact, than the whole of Europe.

Last updated: March 9, 2016

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Mailing Address:

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
195 Hemphill Knob Road (Parkway Milepost 384)

Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 298-5330

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