Winter is a great time for cozying up by the fire and planning your next vacation to the North Carolina mountains and foothills. The region, honored by Congress as a National Heritage Area, is exquisitely beautiful any time of year, and that vacation might be sooner than you think, if you like winter sports. There are six major ski resorts here within an easy drive of many towns and cities in the Southeast.

Looking forward to warmer weather fun? Visit, an in-depth, non-commercial website packed full of information that will enrich your visit. Here you’ll find out not only about the natural and cultural heritage of the region, but also find links to hundreds of attractions, parks, museums, music venues, craft galleries, Cherokee sites, and much, much more.