Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

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 »

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 »

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights

The North Carolina Arboretum is worth seeing anytime of the year but they do put on a special display for the Christmas Season! From now through December 31st, you can experience the extravagant Winter Lights show – and yes, this involves over 500,000 lights. Walk through the transformed gardens and see the winter wonderland display… Read more »

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