North Caroloina Blue Ridge Mountains
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The North Caolina Visitors Network for the Blue Ridge Mountains is a guide for tourism, travel, lodging, real estate and more, organized by topic, region, towns, counties and geography in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.
Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina


North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains region includes the counties that make up the Blue Ridge Mountains, plus all of the counties bordering Tennessee and having the Black Mountains. Some of the most scenic views in the entire Eastern United States are found here. Get around using the drop-down box on the right or by clicking on a county on the map below.
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The Blue Ridge Mountains are noted for their bluish color when seen from a distance. Trees put the "blue" in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the characteristic haze on the mountains and their distinctive color. The highest peak in the Blue Ridge (and in the entire Appalachian chain) is Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina at 6,684 feet (2,037 m). There are 39 peaks in North Carolina and Tennessee higher than 6,000 feet ; by comparison, only New Hampshire's Mt. Washington rises above 6,000 feet (1,800 m) in the northern portion of the Appalachian chain.

Within the Blue Ridge province are two major national parks: the Shenandoah National Park in the northern section and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the southern section. The Blue Ridge also contains the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile long scenic highway that connects the two parks and is located along the ridge crestlines with the Appalachian Trail.

Asheville and Buncombe County Yancey County, NC Mitchell County, NC Avery County, NC Boone and Watauga County Ashe County Alleghany County, NC Wilkes County, NC Caldwell County, NC McDowell County, NC Rutherford County, NC Cleveland County, NC Burke County, NC Polk County, NC