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Heart of Appalachia

By Sponsored Content | 15 May 17
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Rooted deep in the heart and soul of the people who call this home is a music based on storytelling.

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A Fresh Look for Nelson County’s Original Craft Brewery

By Sponsored Content | 15 May 17
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Set in the shadow of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Blue Mountain Brewery is celebrating 10 years as Nelson County’s original craft brewery. Located in an area now holding an abundance of craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries, Blue Mountain opened in 2007 as the region’s first rural brewery, making high-quality beers that…

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The Al Hajar Traverse

By Sponsored Content | 08 May 17
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“Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our descent, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position.” You look out the window. It’s dusk. There’s a haze to the air and through the haze, mountain ridges stick out into the sky. You begin to wonder if it’s haze or…

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Columbia Montrail puts its Spring 2017 collection to the test

By Sponsored Content | 01 May 17
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Columbia Montrail put its Spring 2017 collection to the test at one of the most physically and mentally challenging trail running races in the world: the Columbia-sponsored Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB). Located on some of the highest peaks in the Alps, UTMB is a continuous 103-mile race, which means no sleeping, just running for over 20 hours.  To…

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Get Your Tri On!

By Sponsored Content | 01 May 17
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Remember when your Mom used to say Try it. You’ll like it?  Well, stoke up the way-back machine ‘cause we’re throwing around the same line!  However we spell it TRI as in Triathlon.  Since Corrigan Sports took the reins, we have been working tirelessly to build on everything you love about the Columbia Triathlon & Duathlon and the…

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Explore the Outdoors at Virginia State Parks

By Sponsored Content | 24 Apr 17
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Did you know that there are 37 state parks across Virginia, one within an hour drive from anywhere in the state? Whether you’re a big family or a family of one, there’s something for everyone. EXPLORE Get L.O.S.T. geocaching! Listen. Observe. Sense. Try., that is. When you visit a park, make sure to participate in the Geocaching Adventure. Using a GPS unit, you’ll search for the parks’ cache, or…

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Welcome to your mountain playground!

By Sponsored Content | 24 Apr 17
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 With over 600 miles of trails, world-renowned tracks for mountain biking, blueways for paddling and fishing, and beautiful routes for scenic drives and motorcycles, you’ll quickly learn why Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re paddling, pedaling, or picnicking, there are endless opportunities for adventure in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The…

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Cycle for the Smokies

By Sponsored Content | 24 Apr 17
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Take on a summer challenge and cycle through scenic countryside and vibrant cityscapes at the fourth annual Gran Fondo Asheville hosted by New Belgium Brewing on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Friends of the Smokies welcomes cyclist of varying levels to experience the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina by riding the 30-, 60- or 100-mile scenic courses.…

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The Wonder Years

By Sponsored Content | 24 Apr 17
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This is the one certainty of raising children in America. Are you ready for it? It’s UNCERTAINTY. What if your admonition not to climb the back of that rocking chair leads to a crisis of confidence in his formative years? What if her pink socks are reinforcing gender stereotypes? And really, how much phone time…

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Mountain Biking Flag Rock Area Trails – City of Norton, VA

By Sponsored Content | 17 Apr 17
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The Flag Rock Area Trails offer eight miles of mountain bike trails that are also open to hikers, trail runners, cross country skiers, birders, and other “people-powered” activities. Trails travel through rhododendron-choked forested tunnels, past giant sandstone boulders and cliff lines, and through beautiful hardwood forests as they wind through Flag Rock Recreation Area.  www.nortonva.gov …

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ORVIS: INNOVATORS AND AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN

By Sponsored Content | 17 Apr 17
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Once again, Orvis is pushing the technological boundaries of fly fishing.

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What’s the definition of adventuring?

By Sponsored Content | 10 Apr 17
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Explore Snowshoe Mountain this summer and find out!

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Do Something Different with your Weekend – Sign up and Join Warrior Nation!

By Sponsored Content | 10 Apr 17
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Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. With over three million participants since 2009, we’ve reinvented the concept of a 5k run and created a revolution: Warrior Nation . Whether you’re an elite athlete or just beginning the challenge, you’ll conquer 12 world-class obstacles like Goliath and…

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LARGELY UNDISCOVERED…CLARKSVILLE

By Sponsored Content | 03 Apr 17
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LARGEST LAKE, BIG FISH, GRAND Adventures await you in Clarksville!

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An Insider’s Guide to the Virginia Creeper Trail

By Sponsored Content | 20 Mar 17
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This is why our readers chose the Virginia Creeper Trail as the best rail trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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