The Andrews Valley Initiative (AVI) is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Andrews, NC, whose mission is to plan for progress in the Andrews valley while preserving its heritage and protecting its beauty for generations to come. All of our community projects focus on a "triple bottom line" - sustainable economic development, environmental stewardship and social justice.
45 Main St. Andrews, NC 28901 (828) 644-3471 www.andrewsvalley.org Get Directions
The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The landscape is full of superlatives: the highest mountain (Mount Mitchell), deepest gorge (Linville Gorge), and highest waterfall (Whitewater Falls) in the eastern United States; the oldest river in North America (the New River); and the two most visited National Park lands in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The region is also blessed with a stunning diversity of plant and animal life; more, in fact, than the whole of Europe.
195 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 298-5330 www.blueridgeheritage.com Get Directions
Printed annually for 70 years, the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is the trusted resource for America’s Favorite Drive. This extensive guide includes lodging, attractions and points of interest for the entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, along with visitor information for adjacent communities. Also included – information for Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks. Our free mobile app Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner brings the park to your fingertips with maps, history, travel tips and more. Blue Ridge Parkway Association is an official partner of Blue Ridge Parkway - National Park Service.
P.O. Box 2136 Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 670-1924 www.blueridgeparkway.org
Regular stocking of the streams is the responsibility of Cherokee Fish and Game Management that each year adds nearly 400,000 trout to an existing population of fish swimming in the crystal clear mountain waters. These supplemental stockings include rainbow, brook and brown trout of various sizes ranging up to trophy size. A $7.00 tribal permit for each person 12 years of age and over is required to fish in Cherokee streams and ponds. Children under twelve are allowed to fish with a permitted adult. Two, three, and five-day permits are available at a reduced rate and a season's permit costs $150.00. No other type of fishing license is required nor accepted on the reservation. Nearly two dozen businesses in Cherokee are authorized outlets for fishing permits.
1840 Painttown Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-5201 fishcherokee.com
We eagerly await your arrival and the opportunity to share our culture with you. There are many things to do in Cherokee – attend the breathtaking outdoor Mountainside Theatre for a performance of “Unto These Hills” with the whole family, visit the Museum with its exhibit in partnership with the Smithsonian, Emissaries of Peace, buy a handmade piece of history at the arts and crafts cooperative Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc., experience a working Village with blowgun demonstrations, mask carvings and more – including the new “Hands-On Cherokee” experiential learning classes.
498 Tsali Blvd. Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-1056 www.cherokee-nc.com Get Directions
Small Town Main Street/Historic Hayesville, Inc. works in partnership with other volunteer organizations to restore, revitalize and beautify our historic downtown.
116 Sanderson Street Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-1862 www.historichayesvilleinc.com Get Directions
Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life!
17555 Tapoco Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-8400 www.tailofthedragon.com Get Directions