Appalachian Stories

From Grandma’s reciepes to great hiking trails to scary stories to tell at the campfire, you’ll find it all right here as you explore mountain life.

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Ode to Spring

Ode to Spring

Another archaic definition of Spring is the dawn or dawning as of day or light. I like this one too, because for many living things it is indeed the dawning of a new day, the dawning of new life.All in all, Spring is the thing!

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Introduction to Appalachian Maple Syrup

Introduction to Appalachian Maple Syrup

Did you know that it takes 50 gallons of maple sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup and that there are nearby festivals that celebrates this delicious treat? Read more about Appalachia’s favorite sweetener, how it’s made, and where to get some fresh maple syrup fast!

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Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

Cozy up with your significant other in the quaint cabins of Virginia or Tennessee or plan a full day of activities at the well-known Greenbrier in West Virginia or the Barnsley Resort in Georgia. Take a hike and experience Appalachia and wind down the day by booking a relaxing massage or carriage ride.

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Modern Day Candle Making In Appalachia

Modern Day Candle Making In Appalachia

Candles have been used as a source of light for more than 5,000 years, yet little is known about their origin. We do know that candles played an important role in early religious ceremonies. Use of candles in ceremonies can be traced back all the way to Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, in 165 B.C.

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Secret Tunnels Under Asheville

Secret Tunnels Under Asheville

It has long been rumored that there once was a vast network of secret tunnels under Asheville, NC. Legends of sunless bootlegger routes, abandoned subway tunnels, and hidden passages beneath the Masonic temple are hinted at by locals, bartenders, and Haunted Asheville tour guides alike.

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