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The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail is an initiative of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership.

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The project was made possible by Federal Highway Transportation Enhancement funding administered through the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Haywood County, NC.

Explore the Heritage Trail

Explore a trail of heritage treasures that winds throughout the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail, a collection of special places throughout the North Carolina mountains and foothills that embody the remarkable history and culture of the region. At each location, you will find an interpretive wayside sign that tells the stories of the people and places that have shaped our distinctive heritage.

This website is your online guide to the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail – the sites, the land, and its people. Here you can explore and learn more about a place so special that it is designated as a National Heritage Area.

Discover the Heritage Trail Locations Nearest You

Use the form below to discover the three Blue Ridge Heritage Trail locations closest to any ZIP code or your current location. Enter a town/state or ZIP code and click the magnifying glass () or click the black location arrow () and we’ll use your current location.

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