Melina Coogan

Asheville, Boone, Ludlow, Killington, Knoxville, Johnson City, Travelers Rest

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  1. 4 Truly Terrifying Blue Ridge Adventures to Have This Halloween

    Asheville

    Are you brave enough to explore the outdoors on Halloween night? Try these terrifying spots around Asheville to scare yourself silly.

  2. 15 Outdoor Adventures to Knock Off Your Asheville Bucket List in 2016

    Asheville

    You'll find epic hikes, spectacular waterfalls, mountain vistas, and incredible trips on this Asheville bucket list of outdoor adventures.

  3. The Movie Buff’s Guide to Asheville’s Outdoors

    Asheville

    From The Last of the Mohicans to the Hunger Games, the outdoors in Asheville have been home to plenty of movie sets over the years.

  4. Salt Caves and Spiced Cider: Where to Go to Banish the Winter Blues

    Asheville

    The pallor of winter can cast a dismal tone over the mountains of Western North Carolina. Thankfully, the Asheville area is well equipped with warmth, cheer, and rejuvenation- as long as you know where to look.

  5. Capturing the Blue Ridge: An Instagram Photo Tutorial

    Asheville

    An Instagram photo tutorial for capturing the Blue Ridge in all its subtle and ethereal beauty.

  6. The Motion Maker's Guide to Asheville Mountain Biking

    Asheville

    We asked Motion Makers, Asheville's most trusted local bike shop, to name their favorite Asheville mountain biking rides in the area.

  7. 5 Ways to Welcome Spring in Western Carolina

    Asheville

    From exploring a waterfall to doing yoga on top of a grassy mountain pasture, here's how to make the most of spring in Western Carolina.

  8. A Quick and Dirty Guide to Mountain Biking in Asheville

    Asheville

    From the granite slabs of DuPont Forest, to the rhododendron tunnels of the Pisgah, here is a guide to the best mountain biking in Asheville.

  9. The Asheville Running Company: Far More than Just a Store

    Asheville

    The Asheville Running Company offers area runners group runs, exercise classes, and plenty of other opportunities to join the community.

  10. A Conversation with Girls at Play Founder Anna Levesque

    Asheville

    Former pro whitewater kayaker Anna Levesque founded Girls at Play to help introduce more women to the sport.

  11. Proper

    Boone

    Proper is a charming eatery in downtown Boone that serves up the classic, soulful recipes of the American Southeast.

  12. The Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain

    Asheville

    The Profile Trail to Calloway Peak is a 7-mile hike that features rugged terrain in some places, yet also boasts incredible mountain vistas.

  13. Stick Boy Bread Company

    Boone

    Every town needs a bakery like Stick Boy Bread Company—an old world European-style bakery with fresh breads, delectable sweets, and great coffee.

  14. Hob Nob Farm Cafe

    Boone

    Hob Nob Farm Café celebrates the bounty of the Appalachians by creating delicious and colorful dishes with fresh, local ingredients.

  15. The Watauga County Farmers Market

    Boone

    The Watauga County Farmers Market is a mosaic of colors, textures, and tastes that perfectly captures the essence of Appalachia in bloom.

  16. Espresso News

    Boone

    Tucked in a back alley of Boone, Espresso News seems to have struck the balance between small town friendliness and hipster counterculture.

  17. Elk Knob State Park

    Boone

    Elk Knob is not only North Carolina's newest state park, but it's been a longtime favorite hiking destination for Boone locals for years.

  18. Appalachian Voices

    Boone

    Appalachian Voices was founded in 1997 with a goal of protecting the land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia.

  19. Appalachian Summer Music Festival

    Boone

    The Appalachian Summer Music Festival in Boone, North Carolina is a vibrant and eclectic celebration of music and art from the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond.

  20. Lost Province Brewing Company

    Boone

    Established in fall 2014, Lost Province Brewing Company is the High Country’s newest craft brewery and gastropub, and it's here to stay.

  21. Appalachian Mountain Brewery

    Boone

    Appalachian Mountain Brewery, in Boone, is where the locals go to unwind over an award-winning microbrew, with the added benefit of knowing that a portion of their dollars are being piped directly back into the local community.

  22. The Boone Fork Trail

    Boone

    The Boone Fork Trail is one of the crown jewels of the High Country, leading through rhododendron tunnels alongside crystal clear streams.

  23. A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Best Hiking in Asheville

    Asheville

    From the tallest point east of the Mississippi to the grassy balds of Southern Appalachia, here is a guide to the best hiking in Asheville.

  24. 5 Top Spots for Bouldering Around Asheville

    Asheville

    From iconic rocks to local climbing walls, climbers have plenty of great spots for bouldering in the Blue Ridge region around Asheville.

  25. A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Best Whitewater Paddling in Asheville

    Asheville

    From the gentle waters of the French Broad to the powerful chutes of the Green, here is a guide the best whitewater paddling in Asheville.