The Blue Ridge Mountain Host Visitor Guide can be downloaded from: www.ncblueridge.com
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 12, 2010
The 2010 Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina Visitor Guide, published by the 10-county tourism coalition Blue Ridge Mountain Host based in Asheville, NC, will celebrate the 75th birthday of the Parkway’s 1935 beginnings by featuring a shot of the Parkway and notation of the 2010 Parkway anniversary year on its cover. Set for publication in February 2010, the visitor guide will also feature historical and cultural highlights along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Throughout 2010, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates its 75th anniversary with festivities scheduled in many of the charming mountain communities it winds its way past. The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway is a both a scenic byway and a spectacular national park, complete with hiking trails, towering trees, diverse wildlife and cultural points of interest. 100 miles of “America’s Favorite Drive” make their way past many points of interest in the Blue Ridge Mountain Host region; Linville Falls, the Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Mount Mitchell State Park, Craggy Gardens alive with Rhododendron, the Folk Art Center, and Mount Pisgah are a few. The Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center with information, exhibits and programs is just east of Asheville on the Parkway.
The Parkway is not the only major scenic path which cuts across the Blue Ridge Mountain Host region giving visitors a birds-eye view of the mountains’ natural beauty. The famed Appalachian Trail, a 2,178 mile hiking route from Georgia to Maine, comes fully through the Blue Ridge Mountains on its way. One of the most accessible spots to the trail in the Blue Ridge Mountain Host region is the quaint town of Hot Springs which is near the open bald of Max Patch, one of the most popular scenic spots on the Appalachian Trail. Information on Hot Springs (and nearby attractions) is also part of the 2010 visitor guide.
Individual copies of the 2010 Blue Ridge Mountain Host Visitor Guide are available for visitors in February 2010 by calling 1-800-807-3391. For print and online advertising opportunities or to request cases of the guide (100 per case) contact Blue Ridge Mountain Host at 828-285-9907. The Blue Ridge Mountain Host Visitor Guide may also be requested or downloaded from the organization’s web site: http://www.ncblueridge.com