Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 41

North Georgia Canopy Tours offers one zip line that
runs 695 feet.

relive the fun again and again. After your treetop
adventure, you can enjoy a number of other activities,
including 18-holes of disc golf, geocaching and
games like cornhole, tetherball and foosball. There's
also hiking trails that meander by the North Oconee
River and several ponds.
STAY:
Located in Lula, Ga., North Georgia Canopy Tours
offers a variety of lodging options, including teepee
camping, complete with heating and air conditioning,
lighting, and electrical outlets. There are also 15 rustic
camping sites, with bathroom facilities nearby.
KENTUCKY

COURTSEY OF NORTH GEORGIA CANOPY TOURS

PLAY:
Go trailblazing at Black Mountain Off-Road
Adventure Area, a rugged, 8,000-acre expanse in
Harlan County. Considered one of the best destinations in the East for all-terrain vehicles, Black
Mountain has about 150 miles of trails, with elevation ranges from 1,180 feet to 3,321 feet above sea
level. If you prefer your adventures in the sky rather
than in the mud, there's the Adventure Area's new
Black Mountain Thunder, where you can soar some
500 feet in the air at 60 mph on a two-mile zipline
canopy tour. The Adventure Area has two convenient
trailheads, including one in Evarts, which enters the
park from the south side of Black Mountain near the
main office and store.

GEORGIA
PLAY:
Tap into your inner Tarzan at North Georgia Canopy
Tours, which has more than a dozen ziplines, along
with two sky bridges and three nature walks.
Depending on how adventurous you're feeling, there
are three zipline tours to choose from, including a
three-hour excursion that includes a thrilling 695foot dual zip over Hilltop Pond, along with two zips
over North Oconee River and a rappel wall. Other
tours include a videographer/photographer who will
capture all the action - and yelps of fear - so you can

STAY:
Both of Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area's
trailheads are less than 10 miles from the quaint town
of Harlan. Here you'll find cozy accommodations like
the historic, 3,600-square-foot Little Inn of Harlan,
which has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, a living
room with a fireplace, private study, dining room and
eat-in kitchen. For something more rugged, Harlan
County Campground and Cabin Rentals is situated
at Black Mountain's Putney trailhead. Here you'll find
a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins, all
with heat/ac, barbeque grills, kitchens or kitchenettes,
as well as picnic tables and fire pits. Camping is available on more than 138 acres, with both primitive
wooded sites and others located near electric/water
hookups, bathrooms/shower houses and a laundry
mat. Harlan County Campground also offers kayak
rentals and shuttle service to the headwaters of the
Cumberland River, where you can paddle Class I-II
rapids. For calmer waters, there's Martin's Fork/
Crank's Creek Lake, which is ideal for fishing or simply lazing on the sandy white beaches.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Letters / You Said It
From the Editor
From the Farm
BRC Unlocked
Mountain Report
Creasture Feature
Great Buys in the Mountains
The Hike
Festivals and Events
Country Roads
It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Little Zoos, Big Fun
Mountain Garden
Flavors
Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Letters / You Said It
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - BRC Unlocked
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Creasture Feature
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Great Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Festivals and Events
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 42
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Little Zoos, Big Fun
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Flavors
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 67
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