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  Blue Ridge Mountains Vacation Rentals The Blue Ridge Mountains Resorts Blue Ridge Mountains Vacation Homes
The town of Blue Ridge was once considered an elite health resort because of its pure mineral waters.
The Roanoke Valley, with its mountain beauty, historic heritage and southern grace is a sightseers paradise.
Near the many Blue Ridge Mountains Vacation Rentals you can choose to hike the trails throughout the Great Smoky Mountain National park or the Appalachian Trail, fish or raft on the streams, or ski the nearby mountain slopes.
www.blueridgemountainsplacestostay.com   (417 words)

  
  Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge end in extremes: At the southern end is spectacular Amicalola Falls (Dawson County), tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi, the western end is a 2000 foot drop from Fort Mountain to the Great Valley (Murray County).
This is a body of relatively dry air that forms on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge in Georgia and extends south to Atlanta and west to the Alabama border.
The Cherokee farmed the valleys and hunted in the mountains, and called it "The Enchanted Land." They would continue to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains until they were forced west on the tragedy known as the Trail Of Tears.
ngeorgia.com /mountains/blueridgemountains.html   (2085 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Mountains
The physical region of Virginia known as the Blue Ridge Mountains is located between the Piedmont Region and the Valley and Ridge region.
The range of mountains known as the Blue Ridge Mountains is the eastern range of the Appalachian Mountains, which extends south from Pennsylvania to northern Georgia.
The Blue Ridge Mountain Range was a barrier to the pioneers' westward movement.
www.scott.k12.va.us /martha2/Mountains.htm   (356 words)

  
 Sherpa Guides | Virginia | Mountains | The Blue Ridge
For the Blue Ridge are not only the highest but are among the oldest mountains of the Appalachians and of the nation.
The rounded, weathered Blue Ridge province—the defining eastern boundary of the Appalachians—extends from northern Georgia 615 miles northeast to southern Pennsylvania.
In the Iron Mountains of the Blue Ridge Highlands to the south, however, are Virginia's highest mountains.
sherpaguides.com /virginia/mountains/blue_ridge/index.html   (1435 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Mountains and The Blue Ridge Parkway Online Travel Guide
Surrounded by Biltmore Estates, Chimney Rock Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Black Mountain, Linville Caverns and Falls, Grandfather Mt., Lake James and 4 major Ski Slopes this charming log cabin is the ultimate for style, comfort and relaxation.
The Blue Ridge Lodge and Spa by Comfort Inn and Suites is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of N Georgia.
Overlooking the East Fork River of The French Broad River- the chorus of a river’s song, pure and cooling mountain breezes and verdant mountain trees and plants are here to let you know you have truly arrived in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains.
www.blueridgeonline.com   (1176 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Mountains
The range of mountains known as the Blue Ridge Mountains is the eastern range of the Appalachian Mountains, which extends south from Pennsylvania to northern Georgia.
Beginning with a narrow ridge in the north, the Blue Ridge Mountain range broadens toward the south, reaching a maximum width of 70 miles in North Carolina.
The Blue Ridge Mountain Range was a barrier to the pioneers' westward movement.
scott.k12.va.us /martha2/Mountains.htm   (356 words)

  
 South Carolina - Naturally!
The Blue Ridge Mountains extend from Georgia to Virginia and are the eastern part of the Appalachian System that runs from Alabama to Quebec.
The southeast "border" of the Blue Ridge Region is the Brevard fault.
Sassafras Mountain is the highest peak at 3,560 feet above sea level, although it straddles the NC border.
sciway2.net /2001/sc-geology/blue_ridge.htm   (403 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Parkway Driving Tour connecting the Shenandoah to the Great Smokies
The Blue Ridge Parkway connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.
The Blue Ridge Parkway travels through the very heart of the Blue Ridge Province, skirting along the mountain ridges, crossing numerous mountain gaps, steering through exciting tunnels bored out of sheer rock and descending into deep valley's occasionally brushing against picturesque mountain cities such as Asheville North Carolina and Roanoke Virginia.
There is so much to tell about the Blue Ridge Parkway, its many natural wonders, constant array of spectacular vistas and cultural mountain communities along its slopes, coves and valleys that this profile is a mere scratch of the surface.
theblueridgehighlander.com /blue_ridge_parkway/index.html   (936 words)

  
 The Blue Ridge and Cohutta Mountains
While the Blue Ridge range does continue to the west it is at this point that both the Benton MacKaye and Appalachian Trail begin their northward trek along the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains.
West of the Blue Ridge range is a second series of mountains that runs from West Central North Carolina to Fannin County, Georgia.
In Fannin County, Georgia, the Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Cohuttas rise in the west and the Blue Ridge to the south and east.
www.blueridgemountains.com /blue_ridge_mountains.html   (721 words)

  
 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS RIVERFRONT LOG CABIN - NORTH GEORGIA CABINS ELLIJAY CABINS - ELLIJAY GEORGIA
River Majesty, a tri-level, executive log cabin rental, takes North Georgia Mountains vacation luxury to new heights as this log cabin rental majestically is situated on the banks of the Cartecay River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Ellijay, Georgia.
In spring, enjoy the radiant North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains beauty of the dogwoods, wild azaleas, wildflowers, rhododendrons and mountain laurels as hummingbirds and butterflies hover and visit the scented flowers.
Decorated with casual, rustic elegance with designer furniture, this exclusive secluded Blue Ridge Mountain log cabin is the perfect romantic getaway, fishing trip, family vacation, adventure base camp for a hike, a canoe or kayak trip down the Cartecay River, or an escape from the stresses of everyday life.
www.georgiablueridgecabins.com   (2354 words)

  
 The Blue Ridge and Cohutta Mountains
While the Blue Ridge range does continue to the west it is at this point that both the Benton MacKaye and Appalachian Trail begin their northward trek along the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains.
West of the Blue Ridge range is a second series of mountains that runs from West Central North Carolina to Fannin County, Georgia.
In Fannin County, Georgia, the Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Cohuttas rise in the west and the Blue Ridge to the south and east.
blueridgemountains.com /blue_ridge_mountains.html   (720 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Mountains Council - Blue Ridge Mtns. Patch Site
Blue Ridge Mountains Council - Blue Ridge Mtns.
The Blue Ridge Mountains Council was formed on January 1, 1973 from the merger
The Blue Ridge Scout Reservation is located in Pulaski County, Virginia and is the largest Council owned reservation in the nation.
brmcpatch.com /brmc/intro.htm   (228 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Country: Gypsy -- The Model T in the Blue Ridge Mountains
We were all together in that pursuit on Sunday afternoons in the mountains when the family loaded ourselves, our picnic basket, a watermelon, and The New York Times into Gypsy for a drive in the country where we sought out a meadow or wooded spot.
Chico, our blue and yellow macaw, called out a hoarse "arrara" from his cage lashed to the front bumper.
When Gypsy struggled on the rutted mountain inclines (some scarcely qualifying as roads in today's understanding), Dad called out cheerily, "Third Class, get out and walk!" The two youngest of us were let out to follow the burdened car on foot.
www.blueridgecountry.com /gypsy/gypsy.html   (773 words)

  
 North Carolina Vacations & Travel Guide for Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Vacations is a North Carolina Vacations and Travel Guide for Western North Carolina High Country Vacations and Travel in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Blue Ridge Vacations is a travel guide for High Country lodging and accommodations, vacation rentals, and real estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina Mountains, Banner Elk NC, Blowing Rock NC, and Boone NC.
Blue Ridge Vacations features Western North Carolina travel info for North Carolina Vacations and Travel in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the High Country, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
www.blueridgevacations.com   (218 words)

  
 Parkway Highlights
From Shenandoah National Park the Parkway follows the Blue Ridge, eastern rampart of the Appalachians, for 355 miles.
Then, for the remaining 114 miles, it skirts the southern end of the massive Black Mountains, named for the dark green spruce and fir that cover them, weaves through the Craggies, the Pisgahs, the Balsams, and ends in the Great Smokies.
Mountain laurel blooms along Otter Creek in mid-May and elsewhere on the Parkway in the first two weeks of June.
www.blueridgeparkway.org /highlights.htm   (449 words)

  
 YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
Blue Ridge Assembly is a conference center catering to the needs of nonprofit organizations and serving YMCAs, adults, family groups and college and high school students.
Blue Ridge Assembly is located in western North Carolina, two miles off I-40, 15 miles east of Asheville.
Blue Ridge Assembly, including staff housing and is permitted in designated areas only.
www.blueridgeassembly.org /employ.html   (595 words)

  
 Fodor's Scenic Destinations | Blue Ridge Mountains | Blue Ridge Parkway
Probably the most visited (and most photographed) site along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mabry Mill, mile marker 176, consists of a sawmill and a restored water-powered gristmill that produces cornmeal and buckwheat flour for sale.
The Blue Ridge Parkway leads to Roanoke, 54 miles from Lexington, a railroad town and center for the arts in western Virginia.
Other trails can be found along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the east and south and in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, ten miles to the west.
www.fodors.com /scenicdestinations/blue_ridge_mountains/part3.cfm   (628 words)

  
 Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains - Fannin County, Georgia
Spend a day exploring our mountain art and culture, past and present, in the many galleries across the region or browse for antiques in the shops that line our mountain towns.
After a day spent outdoors or relaxing with your favorite book in front of the fire or counting the fireflies in the early evening mist, choose from a variety of dining experiences to cap off your night.
You may think we're a little biased, but the weather in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains is simply stunning.
www.blueridgemountains.com   (943 words)

  
 Artists, Galleries, Art Festivals, Museums - Blue Ridge - Smoky Mountains
Georgia Mountain Fairground Festivals were voted as having the best Festivals in Georgia by the members of BRMEMC.
Mountain Waterfalls Lakes in the Mountains Rivers, Creeks and Trout Streams in the Mountains
All photography, design, graphics, artwork, writing, digital images, etc are the Copyright © of the Blue Ridge Highlander, Inc. 1997 - 2007, except where otherwise stated.
theblueridgehighlander.com /mountain_arts/index.html   (980 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Parkway - Blue Ridge Parkway (U.S. National Park Service)
A drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway is meant to be slow paced and relaxing.
With only a few facilities open this time of year, the incentive is even greater to explore the many communities along the way that make our region so special.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most visited unit of America's National Park System, consistently attracting about twenty million visitors each year.
www.nps.gov /blri   (307 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Parkway: Appalachian Geology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The slow, steady forces of wind, water, and chemical decomposition have reduced the Blue Ridge from Sierra-like proportions to the low profile of the world's oldest mountain range.
The geological history of the mountains is a determining factor in all of the flora (plant life) and fauna (animal life) protected in the park.
The eastern edge of the Blue Ridge is consistently more rugged and steep than the western edge due to the direction of uplift during the creation of the mountains.
www.nps.gov /blri/geology.htm   (434 words)

  
 Blue Ridge Mountains
Information regarding the Blue Scenic Railway, a sightseeing train that travels through the most scenic parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tall hemlocks and mountain laurel accent the mixed hardwoods of this 1400 acre estate.
Majestic mountains, a private 35 acre lake, and gardens surround the historic country inn.
www.fountainheadwater.com /Main_Page/Discover_the_Beauty/Blue_Ridge_Mountains/body_blue_ridge_mountains.html   (274 words)

  
 Fodor's Scenic Destinations | Blue Ridge Mountains
The natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, which incorporates Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, provides a picturesque entry into a region rich in history and culture.
About 150 miles long, the Shenandoah Valley lies between two ranges of the Appalachians -- the Alleghenies to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east.
The tour begins in Charlottesville, the most prominent city in the Blue Ridge foothills, and proceeds west through national park lands to Staunton.
fodors.com /scenicdestinations/blue_ridge_mountains   (109 words)

  
 BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY - BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS NETWORK
The Blue Ridge Directory is a directory of lodgings, shops, real estate, restaurants and more all along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
See beautiful pictures of mountain peaks and waterfalls on this online point and click journey of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
All inclusive vacation planner for North Carolina's blue ridge mountains.
www.blueridgemtns.net   (163 words)

  
 The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina - Invasion Threatens Southern Blue Ridge Mountains
Asheville, NC—17 May 2005—Invasive species are sweeping across the three-state Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment region, with potential to permanently alter the natural beauty and diversity of this globally important region.
Often introduced for their aesthetic qualities, invasive species are animals, plants and diseases introduced into the environment that damage land and waters on which we all depend.
All told, invasive species are estimated to cost $137 billion annually in losses to agriculture, forestry, fisheries and the maintenance of open waterways in the United States.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/northcarolina/press/press1926.html   (820 words)

  
 Flickr: Photos from aabbbiee
A tree is lit with golden colors in autumn at the Pinnacles Youth Park.
Autumn colors along a ridge of limestone in the Pinnacles Youth Park.
Silver Fork Creek from the bridge on East Pinnacles Road, near the Pinnacles Youth Park.
www.flickr.com /photos/aabbbiee   (274 words)

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