Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

A Screened Porch that is calling your name!

Although we have a month remaining during our Summer season, we start to look forward to those cool, crisp Autumn mornings and evenings. One location that is always enjoyed during this transition time (as well as plenty of other times!) is the screened porch. Often enjoyed as much as any other room in a home… Read more »

Pickens World Honeybee Day Festival

Bee Well Honey Farm is hosting the Pickens World Honeybee Day Festival on Saturday, August 17th from 8am to 8pm. From start to finish, there will be something for everyone! Live music, local food trucks, various vendors and more will be on site. The Blood Connection will also be holding a blood drive from 10am… Read more »

Asheville’s “Shindig on the Green”!

Convenient to residents of Lake Keowee is the wonderful city of Asheville, North Carolina. Host to many wonderful shops and attractions, this town also I offering a free mountain bluegrass and dance festival every Saturday of the Summer until August 31st. From about 7 to 10pm, come and enjoy the many talented musicians and dancers… Read more »

Summer Outdoor Concerts at Biltmore Estate

It is difficult to put into words how spectacular is the Biltmore Estate of Asheville, North Carolina. Every season brings wonderful and various views, colors, and experiences. One special treat of the Summer months is the Outdoor Concert series. The annual Biltmore Concert Series this year kicks off with none other than “The Beach Boys”!… Read more »

“Saturday Night Lights” at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Looking for something fun and unique to do on a Saturday night? What if there are young ones part of the group? Regardless, the “Saturday Night Lights” series at Tryon International Equestrian Center is a wonderful event to attend for all ages! Free admission lets you and your party enjoy various entertainment, such as live… Read more »

Flag Etiquette

With the celebration of our nation’s Independence Day approaching, just a reminder about flag etiquette, and a little trivia as well. When reciting the pledge of allegiance, it should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag with your right hand over your heart. If displaying the American flag with military flags, the order… Read more »

Scenic Mountain Drives

As beautiful as this area is, we acknowledge that some of our Summer days can be rather warm. But that does not mean you can’t enjoy the stunning area! There are many drives that afford the compelling vistas with the luxury of your vehicle’s air conditioning (with a stop or two to stretch the legs… Read more »

NC and TN Rhododendron Festivals

Our area is bursting with Rhododendron plants… and festivals! Yes, both Tennessee and North Carolina are holding Rhododendron Festivals in the Road Mountain area this weekend. First host is the small town of Bakersville in North Carolina. Thousands of visitors are welcomed to the Creekside park on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd. Dozens… Read more »

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