Come and discover this natural scenic wonderland located in Ashe County, in the North Carolina Mountains.

Many come to the mountains for inspiration and renewal and the fresh cool mountain air, but they also seek to deepen their understanding of our shared history and cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region.

Many visitors drive the Blue Ridge Parkway as it runs through certain parts of Ashe County and is a short driving distance to the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson. Here you will find numerous opportunities to enjoy and participate in cultural events and the arts, traditional Appalachian Mountain music, The Blue Ridge Parkway parks and overlooks, one of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River and to visit the small mountain town of West Jefferson, North Carolina with unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, parks, and street murals.