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The GOOD WALK

Biking the Tweetsie can be done-out and back-in a few hours.

benches are located every few tenths of a mile, along with
mile markers to help you keep track of your progress.
Just a few hundred feet from the trail near mile 6 is
Sycamore Shoals State Park, where the Overmountain
Men set out on their journey to eventually defeat British forces at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. Also
a short distance from the trail is the 1882 Elizabethton
Covered Bridge, accessed from mile 8.
My way to enjoy the Tweetsie when I can't find
someone to help me shuttle my car to Elizabethon so
I can do a one-way walk? Start the outing about midmorning, take my time and arrive at mile 3.6 close to
12 noon. Why? This is where Mike Miles has built a

the
Long known for its orchards,
turning locallyHendersonville area is now
into delicious hard
grown apples and grapes
to that five craft
ciders and wines. Add
creations,
beer
local
breweries serving up their
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and you'll find somethin
this new tasting trail.

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Take a Guided Tour

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wineries, breweries and
guides, variety of
event; experienced local
transportation options

Immerse yourse
lf in the heritage
of historic Hend
ersonville and
surrounding comm
unities with a
visit to the numer
ous sites that tell
our story and share
our many
traditions throug
h music, events
and historic sites.
Although our terrain
is considered
a typical mountain
county, our rich
heritage and friend
ly people will
inspire you to discov
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heritage of our
wonderful
community.

Heritage
Trail

Rich and
interesting
heritage sites
that inspire,

small footbridge across Buffalo Creek, providing access
to his Smokehouse BBQ restaurant (smokehousebbqtn.
com; 423-547-7427). Some fried green tomatoes, a pork
sandwich and a sweet tea and I'm ready to saunter back
to the beginning of the trail. 

Rather Pedal the Tweetsie?
Located just a few blocks from the trail, the Trek Bicycle
Store in Johnson City (trekstorejc.com; 423-797-8735)
rents dual sport and mountain bikes, enabling you to
ride the Tweetsie Trail's full length out and back in just
a few hours.

North Carolina
is the 7th larges
t
apple-producing
state in the nation
and Henderson
County is the
largest apple-prod
ucing county
in
North Carolina.
The apple harve
st
season runs from
late August
through Octo
ber. Fresh apple
s,
cider and many
other items may
be
purchased at
the many roads
ide
apple markets
or produce stand
s
located throughout
Henderson
County. Some
orchards offer
tours and allow
you to pick your
own apples.

Look closely into the mountains of North
Carolina and you'll discover a place unlike any
other. Hendersonville calls out to all to seek
out and explore new experiences year-round.

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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017

July/August 2017 - Cover
Table of Contents
Letters / Worth a Click
Contributors
From the Editor
Mill Creek Stories
Creature Feature
The Good Walk
Mountain Report
Country Roads
Eclipse!
Saluting the Blue Ridge Parkway: A Photo Essay
Mountain High Life: Explorations for Summer
‘Swiss’ Towns in the Mountains
The Strange Post-Biltmore Life of Cornelia Vanderbilt
The Almost-Happened Lost States of the Mountains
Farm-to-Table in Upcountry South Carolina
Festivals & Events
Singing in the Garden
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - July/August 2017 - Cover
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Table of Contents
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Letters / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Contributors
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - The Good Walk
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Eclipse!
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Saluting the Blue Ridge Parkway: A Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Mountain High Life: Explorations for Summer
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - ‘Swiss’ Towns in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - The Strange Post-Biltmore Life of Cornelia Vanderbilt
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - The Almost-Happened Lost States of the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Farm-to-Table in Upcountry South Carolina
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Guest Column
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