Rivers to Ridges Artisan Trail
The misty white clouds raising from the hollows and valleys gives the mountains that blue green color so famous in song lyrics, poetry and books. Breezes carry the smell of pines and the clean aromas of deep forests and mountain streams. A unique folk culture developed in these southern Appalachian Mountains from the time the first pioneers moved into the region in the 1700’s and today’s visitors are offered a view into this rich craft tradition of quilting, carving, canning, music and dance. Plan your trip for October to experience magical fall foliage and breathtaking scenery as well as numerous festivals and events showcasing local musicians and artisans. The Rivers to Ridges Artisan Trail will take you to soaring heights where you will discover the plaintive, soulful musical ballads of heroes, heroines, joys and sorrows.