The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains: An Explorer's Guide

The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains: An Explorer's Guide

by Jim Hargan


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The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains: An Explorer's Guide by Jim Hargan

Offering the most comprehensive and definitive guide to the tallest mountains in the East, professional travel writer Jim Hargan is your resident guide to the hills and back roads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains region of North Carolina and Tennessee.

Hargan has expanded this edition with information on sightseeing-including whitewater rivers, lake recreation, and historic railroads. He guides you on all five of the region's long-distance footpaths and gives detailed instruction on how to enjoy these routes as scenic loops.

Ever enthusiastic, Hargan takes you to the best sources of local produce, crafts, and music, and leads you to the region's many historic homes and museums. He recommends scenic drives along the Parkway and such outdoor activities as gentle mountain walks, rafting, or hiking the Appalachian Trail.

As with every Explorer's Guide, helpful features include opinionated lodging reviews, from B&Bs, camps, and vacation cottages to pampering hotels. Handy icons direct you to family-friendly spots, destinations of good value, and wheelchair-accessible locations. You'll find hundreds of dining reviews, from barbeque to four-star cuisine. The list of attractions on and off the beaten track will keep you coming back for more.

About the Author:
Jim Hargan is an experienced world traveler and freelance photographer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881506662
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/15/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Jim Hargan is a world traveler whose writing and photographs have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Field & Stream, among many others. He the author of the Explorer's Guides The Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, The Photographer’s Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and The Photographer’s Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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