Latest Blue Ridge Mountains Stories

2011-04-27 06:30:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With so many hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which ones provide the best scenery without requiring an extensive trek? Here are the Top 10 Quick Parkway Hikes near Asheville by www.RomanticAsheville.com.

2011-04-01 00:09:01

Shenandoah National Park and Virginia State Parks Each Celebrate 75 Years Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 When the term “the Great Outdoors” was coined it must have been with Virginia in mind.

2011-03-03 06:45:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina brings many wonderful music, art and food festivals - and most them are free! Here are the Top 20 Asheville Spring Events for 2011, selected by www.RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide: Every Friday night: Drum Circle in downtown Asheville March 26-27: Orchid Show at NC Arboretum March 27: Asheville Idiotarod, inspired by the famous Alaskan Sled Dog Race but instead of dogs they use people...

2010-11-24 11:37:00

JEFFERSON, N.C., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Located in a county named after Revolutionary War patriot Samuel Ashe, Phoenix Mountain was named after the ship that brought the mountain's first settlers, the Ellers, from Germany in the 1800's.

2010-09-15 09:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 5,000-foot elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, the lush Blue Ridge Mountains have one of the longest-running fall color displays in the country.

2009-04-16 06:53:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to hit the trails! The popular online travel guide to Asheville, www.RomanticAsheville.com, selected its top 10 easy and FREE day hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for 2009. 1.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By FROM STAFF REPORTS DAY TRIPS NEW! Aug. 7 'Little Women' Travel to the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre at Ferrum College to see the musical version of the classic novel. $39. Hosted by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. 772-7529, roanokecountyparks.com. NEW! Aug.

2008-07-31 12:00:52

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers traveling this summer don't have to go far to find unique places to visit according to Verizon Wireless' Test Men and Women.

2008-07-26 03:00:23

By Cathy Benson cathy.benson@botetourtview.com Ben Shrader, of Bedford, is a volunteer doing a motion camera project, particularly along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail, called the Appalachian Trail project.

2008-07-20 06:00:24

By Joe Miller, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 20--Jeff Brewer prepped his 60 or so volunteers early Saturday morning for the day ahead: watch for ticks; drink lots of water because it's going to be hot; be careful with those axes and bow saws. Oh, and there's this irritated landowner.

Latest Blue Ridge Mountains Reference Libraries

Spruce Fir Moss Spider, Microhexura montivaga
2013-08-26 12:08:18

The Spruce Fir Moss Spider (Microhexura montivaga) is an endangered species of spider that can be found at high elevations in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Initially identified in 1923, they inhabit moss that grows on rocks under the forest canopy. It is one of the smallest mygalomorph spiders, with the adults only measuring 3 to 4 millimeters. The coloration varies from light brown to yellow-brown to a darker reddish brown color, with no markings on its abdomen. Their chelicerae...

Shenandoah National Park
2013-04-26 14:58:26

Shenandoah National Park is located in the State of Virginia in the United States. The park contains a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds 199,100 acres of land, of which 79,579 acres comprise a designated wilderness. The park extends across a narrow area, through eight counties, from Waynesboro to the town of Front Royal. The establishment of Shenandoah National park began in 1926, when the area was designated as a national park, but it was not officially established and opened...

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