Discover Floyd, Nature’s Mountain Paradise – Virginia Is For Lovers

On the crest of the Blue Ridge, Floyd County’s lush mountainscapes portray the diversity and beauty of the mountain plateau and present a natural playground whether your fun is hiking, biking, fishing, camping and/or photography.

Never traversed by a four-lane road or rail-line, Floyd County’s heritage and natural beauty are remarkably well-preserved. Chosen for 40 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s among the most beautiful counties in Virginia with scenic overlooks, picturesque working farms, and historic sites, including the famed Mabry Mill, which is maintained and operated by the National Park Service and serves as a visual centerpiece of the Parkway and tourism magnet for the region.

Hike up Buffalo Mountain, part of a 1,000-acre Natural Area Preserve that stands nearly 4,000 feet in altitude. Enjoy panoramic views of the forest, fields, sunrises and sunsets. This mountain was once part of a large land grant given to Robert E. Lee’s father, “Lighthorse Harry” Lee for his military service. Along the hike on the Rock Castle Gorge National Recreational Trail, you’ll see tunnels of rhododendren and other thick mountain foliage, a splashing stream, and high open meadows.

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New Hiking Permit Policy at Grandfather Mountain

from the news…

As Grandfather Mountain completes its deal with the State of North Carolina the rules surrounding hiking permits to Grandfather’s trails will change. Once this deal is finalized, yearly permits will no longer be required to access trails from out of park trailheads. Until this happens, one day only permits are being issued to hikers.

Currently, hikers wishing to access trails from the off-mountain trailheads will need to purchase a day hiking permit from the Grandfather Mountain ticket gate. Trails with off-mountain trailheads include the Profile Trail with access from Hwy 105 and the Boone Fork Trail with access from the Blue Ridge Parkway. After the sale of land to the State, no hiking permits will be required to access these properties from off-mountain trailheads.

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New Hiking Permit Policy at Grandfather Mountain

from the news…

As Grandfather Mountain completes its deal with the State of North Carolina the rules surrounding hiking permits to Grandfather’s trails will change. Once this deal is finalized, yearly permits will no longer be required to access trails from out of park trailheads. Until this happens, one day only permits are being issued to hikers.

Currently, hikers wishing to access trails from the off-mountain trailheads will need to purchase a day hiking permit from the Grandfather Mountain ticket gate. Trails with off-mountain trailheads include the Profile Trail with access from Hwy 105 and the Boone Fork Trail with access from the Blue Ridge Parkway. After the sale of land to the State, no hiking permits will be required to access these properties from off-mountain trailheads.

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Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announces grant awards | CITIZEN-TIMES.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

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ASHEVILLE – The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announced 19 grants totaling more than $250,000 in funding designed to preserve and promote Western North Carolina’s heritage.

Funded by the federal dollars the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area receives, the grant awards will help support diverse initiatives across the North Carolina mountains and foothills, focusing on craft, music, natural heritage, Cherokee traditions, and the region’s legacy in agriculture.

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Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announces grant awards | CITIZEN-TIMES.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

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From the web…

ASHEVILLE – The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announced 19 grants totaling more than $250,000 in funding designed to preserve and promote Western North Carolina’s heritage.

Funded by the federal dollars the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area receives, the grant awards will help support diverse initiatives across the North Carolina mountains and foothills, focusing on craft, music, natural heritage, Cherokee traditions, and the region’s legacy in agriculture.

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Go Enjoy The Valle Country Fair Today

30th Annual VALLE COUNTRY FAIR

October 18, 2008

(always the 3rd Saturday in October)

FairgroundsThe Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains at the peak of the fall color season. All monies raised go to fund High Country organizations which serve people in need. Last year more than 10,000 people enjoyed:

Valle Country Fair.

Email from the mountains…

I received this the other day and decided to just go ahead and post it in it’s entirety…

Hey Gary,

This is Daniel Massoglia, and I’m working on a congressional campaign in North Carolina’s fifth district, which includes those mountains that you dream about. There is a bluegrass event in Asheville that we’re trying to publicize, and I’d love to see it up on your mountaindreams blog. I’ve written up a short description, which is below, but basically it’s a meet and greet with T Bone Burnett in conjunction with the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss concert. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me back or call me at 336 499 4140 Just so you know, the link at the bottom of the release is a link to an image of an email address and should be embedded as an image in the post to avoid his email getting poached by spam web crawlers.

In just a few short weeks, there’s an amazing music opportunity coming to Asheville. As some of you are probably aware, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, and T Bone Burnett are performing June 14th as part of their Raising Sand concert tour. With over twenty Grammys and a platinum album to boast of, these performers are selling out venues across the country, and tickets for the Asheville event are going fast. What’s more, in a special offer, T Bone Burnett is hosting a special meet and greet prior to the concert at the Biltmore Doubletree Hotel. This event is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk with a Grammy Award winning music legend who has worked with countless artists, including Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, and Counting Crows as well as film stars like Reece Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix. A pair of tickets to this event is available at the special price of $250 in the form of a donation to the congressional campaign of Roy Carter, who also will be available at the reception. Only 100 of these tickets are available, so visit www.roycarterforcongress.com quickly to reserve yours. Also available is are ten limited edition packages that pair access to T Bone’s reception with special, artist provided tickets to the concert. For information about the special VIP offer, which runs $2300, contact John Rhineburger at . These packages provide unique opportunities to experience bluegrass music unlike ever before.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Daniel Massoglia

Deputy Finance Director

Roy Carter For Congress

336 499 4140

So if you are interested in meeting a few interesting people or just making a change in the political climate this year and happen to be in the Asheville area on June 14th take a run over to the gig and let me know how it turned out…If anyone should get the chance, I would love a couple of autographs since I’m a big Alison Krauss fan and I love the CD (bought it pre-release).

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Email from the mountains…

I received this the other day and decided to just go ahead and post it in it’s entirety…

Hey Gary,

This is Daniel Massoglia, and I’m working on a congressional campaign in North Carolina’s fifth district, which includes those mountains that you dream about. There is a bluegrass event in Asheville that we’re trying to publicize, and I’d love to see it up on your mountaindreams blog. I’ve written up a short description, which is below, but basically it’s a meet and greet with T Bone Burnett in conjunction with the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss concert. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me back or call me at 336 499 4140 Just so you know, the link at the bottom of the release is a link to an image of an email address and should be embedded as an image in the post to avoid his email getting poached by spam web crawlers.

In just a few short weeks, there’s an amazing music opportunity coming to Asheville. As some of you are probably aware, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, and T Bone Burnett are performing June 14th as part of their Raising Sand concert tour. With over twenty Grammys and a platinum album to boast of, these performers are selling out venues across the country, and tickets for the Asheville event are going fast. What’s more, in a special offer, T Bone Burnett is hosting a special meet and greet prior to the concert at the Biltmore Doubletree Hotel. This event is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk with a Grammy Award winning music legend who has worked with countless artists, including Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, and Counting Crows as well as film stars like Reece Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix. A pair of tickets to this event is available at the special price of $250 in the form of a donation to the congressional campaign of Roy Carter, who also will be available at the reception. Only 100 of these tickets are available, so visit www.roycarterforcongress.com quickly to reserve yours. Also available is are ten limited edition packages that pair access to T Bone’s reception with special, artist provided tickets to the concert. For information about the special VIP offer, which runs $2300, contact John Rhineburger at . These packages provide unique opportunities to experience bluegrass music unlike ever before.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Daniel Massoglia

Deputy Finance Director

Roy Carter For Congress

336 499 4140

So if you are interested in meeting a few interesting people or just making a change in the political climate this year and happen to be in the Asheville area on June 14th take a run over to the gig and let me know how it turned out…If anyone should get the chance, I would love a couple of autographs since I’m a big Alison Krauss fan and I love the CD (bought it pre-release).

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