Hickory Nut Gorge

Hickory Nut Gorge
Aug 2021
The new Youngs Mountain Trail in Rutherford County reaches spectacular vantages

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Sep 2020
Four classic fall drives for motorists

Jun 2020
From famed film locations to captivating vistas, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock have it all

Feb 2020

Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Aug 2019
September brings opportunities for all ages to learn about winged migrations

Aug 2018
Distance: 20 miles round-trip - Difficulty: strenuous

Apr 2017
Dive deep into the mountains’ greatest chasms

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Oct 2016
The buzziest brew news around the region

Jun 2016
Kehren Barbour and Michael Luchtan’s Post Piano Project explores sustainability through art and music

Apr 2016
After a century of state parks, Western North Carolina’s are more popular than ever

May 2014
Meet 11 leaders in the quest to conserve WNC’s natural areas

Mar 2013
Lake Lure residents envision a greener future for a decommissioned historic bridge

Jun 2012
The deft engineering of Guilford Nanney created Chimney Rock's first trail system

Jun 2012
With a long history in tow, Lake Lure Ski Club keeps up the action

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

Apr 2011
The 150th anniversary of North Carolina’s entry into the Civil War sparks reminders of our region’s conflicted role in the fight

Aug 2010
Shimmy, shag, and sway at Lake Lure’s inaugural Dirty Dancing Festival

Sep 2009
Every rock climber starts life as a gravity-respecting mortal