Fireworks and Festivities 2021

American Independence Day is full of family gatherings, cookouts, and activities that can only be enjoyed in the great outdoors; but for many of us, the most exhilarating part of this national holiday is (of course) the fireworks! From exploding stars that illuminate the night sky, to showering…

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Memorial Day Weekend

It may not be the official start of summer on the calendar, but Memorial Day Weekend symbolizes the unofficial beginning of summer for many of us. Thoughts of warm days, temperate nights, and outdoor activities beckon us to embrace the burgeoning warmth that spring began and get outdoors. This…

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Our Hiking Picks for National Trails Day

June 5th is National Trails Day. What better way to celebrate this wonderful, slightly obscure holiday than to hit the trails of the Western North Carolina foothills! Here in Rutherford county, we've got the perfect hiking experience for every ability and agility level. Easy Does It For those that…

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Spring Adventures with Waterfalls!

As Mother Nature shakes off the final vestiges of winter's chill, the advent of Spring brings promises of warm sunny days, beautiful flowers, and joyfully splashing waterfalls freed from their icy slumber. In a recent New York Times article it was stated, "Fall is to leaf peeping, as Spring is to…

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Easter Getaways Foothills Style

The spring and Easter holidays are a time to celebrate nature’s new beginnings after the long slumber of winter - and there’s no better place to do just that than the North Carolina foothills. Whether you’re searching for a picture perfect Easter celebration location, or simply want to revel in the…

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Picnic Utopia

Sometimes one of the best parts about discovering new places and adventures is stopping to relax and enjoy the perfect meal with the perfect view. But where to nosh? When restaurants feel less than socially-distanced friendly, and outdoor activities are a sanity-saving must, the perfect picnic can…

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Spring Away From The Winter Blahs

The chill of winter may still be hanging around with this season’s “global weirding” weather, but here in the North Carolina foothills we’ve got cozy options for melting the ice from your winter blues. If you’re searching for a relaxing getaway that will take your outlook from blah to bright…

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Any Reason Will Do

Sometimes you just need a good reason to get away. For those of us that have been stuck at home for far too long, almost any reason can be called a “good” one. At this time of year, when holidays appear few and winter's chill makes the revelry of spring and summer seems far away, it’s useful to…

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Valentine's Day Getaways

The romance of Valentine’s Day is hard to resist, but the stress of the past year has left a lot of us feeling less than romantic. If you’re yearning for an intimate celebration this year that’s full of exhilarating experiences, alluring sights, and idyllic moments, Rutherford county is the perfect…

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