Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2015 - 19
Ready for a Mountain
TIRED OF THE SAME old fishing and canoeing trips on
our mountain streams? Well, put up the canoe and grab
your snorkel and fins. Yes, snorkelers are showing up in
inland streams far from the traditional open ocean destinations. There are dozens of exciting snorkeling rivers
in the eastern U.S., and one of the best known is the
Conasauga River in the mountains of north Georgia and
Tennessee. It has become so popular that the U.S. Forest
Service has designated and manages a section of the river
specifically for snorkeling.
This is a whole other world from snorkeling in the
blue waters of the Caribbean. No vivid Technicolor fish,
no fantastic coral formations, no man-eating sharks,
no shipwrecks. Sound kind of dull? Don't believe it.
Large varieties of critters - trout, bass, turtles, snakes
and exotic-looking hellbenders (giant salamanders) -
Snorkelers explore north Georgia's Conasauga River.
The ciTy of MaRTinSBuRG, WeST ViRGinia, is developing
a reputation as a vacation hotspot among modern-day
treasure hunters known as geocachers.
With more than 200 caches stashed throughout
Martinsburg and the largely rural Berkeley County
Four towns. Two states. One great experience.
Nestled conveniently between Asheville, Charlotte and Spartanburg,
Our Carolina Foothills offers visitors a unique rural experience all within
a 50 mile radius. Embrace Our Carolina Foothill's small town charm,
experience the wonderful Thermal Belt climate, enjoy diverse cultural
offerings of restaurants, wineries, theatre, art and antiques, farmers
markets, historical buildings and museums. For the adventurous, we offer
equestrian sports, cycling, water sports, golf and so much more!
Come see what awaits in
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