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2014-09-02 08:27:05

­- Special exhibition opens February 2015 - ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biltmore announces a new exhibition, "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times," opening February 5 and continuing through Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. Designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, the exhibition features more than 40 costumes from the popular PBS series "Downton Abbey." The clothing will be showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House in...

2013-12-31 23:24:57

Top-rated birding and nature tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a spring birding and nature tour to one of America’s scenic wonders, the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, announces their Spring Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Birding Tour, led by Doug Pratt, who has been fascinated with the region since he was a young boy. “My family loved camping,” Pratt explains, “and every...

2011-07-01 00:15:00

Download the guide "Insider Secrets to Exploring Central Virginia" from http://www.cabincreekwood.com/download.htm. Waynesboro, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Central Virginia and the area surrounding Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County have so many different types of activities to offer the visitor. The owners of Cabin Creekwood have put together a guide of personal favorites entitled "Insider Secrets to Exploring Central Virginia." After many years of providing valuable information to...

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. This popular vacation guide features extensive guides with photos and insider tips for each of these safe, well-marked hikes: 1. Rough Ridge: This unique hike offers plenty of extensive views of Grandfather Mountain, Linn Cove...

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. A popular online travel guide, www.RomanticAsheville.com, recommends these Top 10 Fall Color Spots: 1. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the country's top scenic drives! Stop at many overlooks, picnic and hike. Color peaks early October in highest elevations, ending late October in the...

2010-07-22 06:30:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the middle of a hot summer, more people are turning to the natural refreshment of a mountain waterfall, many of which offer cool waters for wading. With hundreds of waterfalls in the Asheville area, how do you choose? According to the readers of the popular online travel guide, www.RomanticAsheville.com, here are the Top 10 waterfalls to enjoy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina: Sliding Rock: Each summer, thousands slip and slide down...


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Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

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