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WHAT TO DO
AND WHERE
TO STAY
GEORGIA
Smithgall Woods State Park,
Helen
706-878-3087
gastateparks.org/SmithgallWoods
The trout fishing streams
close when the weather gets
too hot.
Mountain Laurel Creek Inn &
Spa, Dahlonega
706-867-8134; mountainlaurelcreek.com

Craft-making in
Berea, Kentucky

their putters and irons.
"It's relatively quiet as far as the
number of rounds per day, compared to most resort courses," says
Alley, who started golfing as a young
teen. "We're not packing the course
just to run numbers through there.
And each hole is kind of almost to
itself. You feel like you're the only
one out there, so when you're starting out, that makes you feel a little
more comfortable."

Cleveland/Bradley ChamBer of CommerCe

NORTH CAROLINA
High Hampton Inn, Cashiers
828-743-2411;
highhamptoninn.com
This year's twilight Dinner
With the Dahlias takes place
September 12 in the garden
first cultivated more than
100 years ago.
VIRGINIA
Primland, Meadows of Dan
866-960-7746; primland.com

Courtesy of Primland

The Audubon-certified Primland golf course is known for its breathtaking views.

Rain pounds on the roof of Lindsay
Gallery Studio in Artisan Village as
jewelry maker Bob Mattingly picks
up a thin tube of metal and runs it
through a roller contraption he jokingly calls "a pasta machine for metal" to fashion the frame for a Russian-inspired filigree pendant. Using
pliers to bend thin curls into the
shape of a nautilus shell, the former
computer science teacher gingerly
inserts the curved piece into the rim
and, with a small torch, glues the
two parts together with silver.
On July 7-23, budding jewelers
and wanna-be potters, woodworkers and glassblowers can learn how
to make their own at the annual
Festival of LearnShops in Berea,
the self-proclaimed Folk Arts and
Crafts Capital of Kentucky. Dozens
of classes in everything from storytelling and multimedia sculpture
to broom-making and landscape
painting allow visitors of all ages
to learn a new craft, or at least give
it a try. Those who prefer to watch
from the sidelines can eavesdrop on
Mattingly, other gallery owners, and
students and graduates from nearby
Berea College in the Emerging Artists Studio.
Across the street from the tuitionfree college-the South's first interracial center of higher education-
the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel &
Restaurant offers a welcome respite

from the rain and a full day of sightseeing. After immersing myself in
the art of Berea, it's time to sample
another local tradition: the elegant
restaurant's signature spoonbread,
which tastes like a cross between
custard and cornbread and, along
with a savory dish of pan-seared
scallops and ricotta ravioli, offers a
tasty ending to a curiosity-filled day.

Boating past
waterfalls on
Lake Jocassee, Salem,
South Carolina
A lone bald eagle swoops into the
top of a scraggly white pine, its head
a flash of bright white in the dark
forest flanking Lake Jocassee Gorge.
Up ahead and not far from our first
"baby" waterfall, is another one. A
third eagle appears in a cove punctuated by tangled tree roots like odd
sea creatures jutting into the clear,
spring-fed lake. Kay Wade, co-owner
of Jocassee Lake Tours and a former
landscape designer, is steering the
pontoon boat along the Southern
Blue Ridge Escarpment near Devils
Fork State Park. Fourteen waterfalls
spill into this lake, visible only by
boat, although in summer the tree
foliage hides a few of them. The
opening scene in Deliverance, she
announces, was filmed here.
So far, my trek to the South Carolina Piedmont has been both deeply
relaxing and sense-heightening.
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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
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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
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - 31
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Mountain High Life: Explorations for Summer
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - ‘Swiss’ Towns in the Mountains
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - The Strange Post-Biltmore Life of Cornelia Vanderbilt
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - The Almost-Happened Lost States of the Mountains
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2017 - Farm-to-Table in Upcountry South Carolina
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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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