Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

The Chautaugua Society Presents the History Comes Alive Festival

We’re continuing our mission of helping long-time residents and new homeowners in our greater Upstate SC area learn & enjoy all our area has to offer with a new Festival this summer. The Chautaugua Society once again brings history to life!  Step back in time and get to know more about the magician Harry Houdini’s… Read more »

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Western North Carolina

Memorial Day is fast approaching and to celebrate the summer season, why not get outdoors and try something new?  Western North Carolina has several beautiful mountain towns, bustling with new arts scenes. Farmer markets, outdoor music, and art popups are starting to start up again in time for Summer, highlighting this region of the Appalachian’s… Read more »

Asheville – a Chocolate Lover’s Paradise

Looking for something “sweet” to do? How about taking a chocolate tour? Yes, Asheville, North Carolina is a chocolate lover’s paradise! Not only are there numerous wonderful restaurants with their own delicious desserts but there are several local chocolate shops worth visiting!   Chocolate Fetish The Chocolate Fetish uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and… Read more »

Grandfather Mountain New Year’s Sunrise Hike

Want to welcome the New Year in an unforgettable way?  Consider taking in the first sunrise of 2022 atop Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina! This annual event allows you to rare opportunity to not only visit and hike within the Grandfather Mountain park outside normal hours, but also gives you the breathtaking view of a… Read more »

Winter Lights at North Carolina Arboretum

Starting in November 17th and lasting until New Year’s Day will be the return of the popular Winter Lights event in Asheville, North Carolina! Held at the North Carolina Arboretum from 6-9 PM daily, this holiday event is an open-air format which allows you to immerse yourself in the wonder and magic of Christmas in… Read more »

Highlands, NC to Host “Bear Shadow Music Festival”

We all need a break every now and then and if you’re in need for a mini-getaway or simply a day trip, consider Highlands, North Carolina. Recently featured as one of Country Living magazine’s best small towns, this charming location’s motto is “The Height of Happiness” and that is increasingly appreciated as you make your… 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 »

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