The 25 Best Pumpkin Patches in the NC Mountains (2022)

Pumpkin Patch in North Carolina

[Updated 7/27/2022] When autumn rolls around there are tons of fun activities and annual traditions to look forward to. But you could argue that none are quite as iconic as picking out the perfect pumpkin for the season. Whether you’re looking forward to spending an evening carving jack-o-lanterns, making your favorite pumpkin recipes, or creating … Read more

Apple Picking in Virginia: The 15 Best VA Apple Orchards to Visit

Apple Picking in Virginia

Virginia is one of the largest apple-producing states in the nation, with plenty of apple orchards scattered throughout the state. Many apple orchards in VA sell their apples locally, along the east coast, and even nationally/internationally.  While you can visit these farms and pick up pre-picked bushels, many VA apple orchards also have opportunities to … Read more

Apple Picking in North Carolina: The 15 Best NC Apple Orchards (2022)

Apple Picking in North Carolina at an NC Orchard

[Updated 7/17/2022] Most people know Western North Carolina for its beautiful Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, beloved NC state parks, charming Blue Ridge mountain towns, and scenic routes like the Blue Ridge Parkway and Forest Heritage Scenic Byway. But what may surprise some visitors is the abundance of apple orchards you can find scattered across … Read more

The 24 Best Pumpkin Patches in Georgia to Visit (2022)

Best Pumpkin Patches in North Georgia

[Updated 7/13/2022]  When the autumn leaves begin to transform into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, many avid “leaf peepers” start getting excited about all the fun activities where you can experience Fall in Georgia.  From apple picking and corn mazes to simply enjoying the exquisite natural beauty of the Blue Ridge region without … Read more

Apple Picking in Georgia: The 14 Best North GA Apple Orchards to Visit (2022)

[Updated July 10, 2022] When autumn starts to roll around, there are plenty of fun annual traditions to look forward to. From watching the leaves transform into glorious fall colors and visiting a pumpkin patch/corn maze to going to Georgia fall festivals and picking apples, it’s truly our favorite season in the Blue Ridge Mountains. … Read more

The 15 Best Cabin Rentals in Bryson City NC

Eagles Nest - Bryson City cabin rental

Bryson City is a charming little mountain town that’s packed full of outdoor adventure.  To the north, you’ll find Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with ever-popular attractions such as Mingus Mill, Deep Creek waterfalls, the Road to Nowhere, Newfound Gap, and Clingman’s Dome.  To the west is Fontana Lake, to the east is Cherokee NC, and the … Read more

The 20 Best Things to Do in North GA in July 2022

Things to do in North GA in July

Although many people wait for the fall colors to reach their peak, summer is truly prime time for visiting the North Georgia mountains. The Chattahoochee National Forest is lush and green, the temperatures are 5º to 10º cooler than they are in metro Atlanta, and the myriad lakes and waterfalls offer excellent options for cooling … Read more

The 10 Best Apple Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia

Ellijay GA Apple Orchards

There are dozens of charming Blue Ridge Mountain towns in North Georgia, each of which has a certain something for which they are widely renowned. For example, Helen GA is known for its Alpine-influenced architecture and Bavarian-style restaurants. Dahlonega GA is known for being the site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush, while Blue Ridge GA is … Read more