The Smoky Mountains Are Calling. I Must Go.

Celebrating The Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

Waterfall Hikes

Hike to Waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC

Take your family on great summer adventures. See waterfall photos, get directions, and check the weather and trail information.

828 Towns

Discover the Smoky Mountain Towns of North Carolina

Experience the enchantment of the Smoky Mountain towns in North Carolina, where picturesque landscapes, outdoor adventures, and small-town charm await.



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Mountain Region of North Carolina

The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina

There are countless opportunities to enjoy nature, nightlife, recurring festivities, and much more in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. With 828 vibes, we take you on multiple journeys in these Blue Ridge Mountains;
We highlight hiking opportunities through the mountains that take you up to beautiful heights, the wonder of the seemingly endless waterfalls, and into some of the old forests with trees that have weathered the test of time.
If your journey requires more water-related activities, we can show you the best kayaking spots, where to find paddle boards, and fishing.
And let’s not forget about lodging and food. Let us guide you to some of the most unique and tasty local spots and quality lodge places while enjoying our beautiful mountains.
Whether hiking in the majestic forests, walking along the Road to Nowhere, kayaking, or checking out local breweries and events, Join us as we explore and highlight the Mountain towns of North Carolina.
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828 Mountain Blog

Shadow of the Bear Visits During Fall Leaf-Looking Season

Shadow of the Bear Visits During Fall Leaf-Looking Season

Highlands and Cashiers are located in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, known for their beautiful fall foliage. Many tourists and nature enthusiasts visit the area during the fall season to enjoy the colorful leaves, and there is a specific shadow phenomenon that...

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