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Visit our first state capitol at Tryon Palace, walk in Blackbeard’s footsteps in Bath, and enjoy year-round sailing, fishing and paddling.
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Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Arden (11.69 mile)
An evening of American folks songs, ballads and hymns by composers including Aaron Copland and Kirke Mechem.
Asheville (19.39 mile)
Annual holiday parade with Santa and the JingleFest after-party, sponsored by Ingles.
Canton (19.61 mile)
September 14 -
4th Annual Smokin BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, All Haunted....House, Hayrides and Maize. Heritage Day. Come have a Maize of a Time. Field Trips Available.
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Etowah (0.73 mile)
Founded in 1967, Etowah Valley Golf & Resort features a stunning 27-hole championship golf course with full-service club and resort-style lodging facilities.
Hendersonville (2.12 mile)
The Cummings Cove clubhouse sits on a high knoll overlooking the golf course, lake and distant mountains, the Lake Ridge Restaurant presents commanding views..
Hendersonville (3.44 mile)
Zaxby’s Restaurant serves chicken fingers, Buffalo wings, salads and more.
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Etowah (0.84 mile)
Guest House on Little Mountain is located in Etowah.
Hendersonville (0.84 mile)
Comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, with fully equipped kitchen, outside deck seating and grill. An excellent "Base Camp" close to DuPont Forest, Pisgah Forest and Bent Creek trails.
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