Blue Ridge Heritage Trail

The new Blue Ridge Heritage Trail – a companion to the Blue Ridge Music Trails – offers visitors a new and exciting way to learn about many cultural and natural heritage sites throughout the North Carolina mountains and foothills. The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail is a collection of special places that embody the remarkable history and culture of the region. Interpretive signs at each location tell an illuminating story about each site and illustrate many aspects of the region’s natural and cultural heritage including that of the Cherokee, traditional music, agriculture, and craft.

Signs are located at historic, natural, and scenic sites, attractions, national parks, state parks, and at five North Carolina Welcome Centers in the western part of the state.

The Trail is not a “Point A to Point B” trail, but rather many stops throughout the region. People can enjoy a single stop or piece together several sites by theme or region. QR codes on each sign will enable people with smart phones to locate other nearby trail sites.

To learn more about the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail, visit the website, download the map brochure, or look for an interactive visitor kiosk inside one of the North Carolina Welcome Centers in and around the region.