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Family activities abound in the Southern Appalachian region, and with places like Sleepy Hollow Enterprises in Blairsville, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee's Ruby Falls, children of all ages will find something to captivate them.

 
 

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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is an abundance of history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.

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Exploring Southern Appalachia with the Kids

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Warmer temperatures make it easy to get out and explore the Southern Appalachian region with your kids. Here are some options to create lasting memories:

Fresh Ideas for Barbecue Season

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While ringing in the warm weather with an outdoor barbecue this year, add a unique twist and change up the typical drink and burger options. Here are several ideas to put to the test this spring:

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Sightseeing With Your Furry Friends

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The awakening season of spring is a time for many to enjoy nature in all its glory, and animals are no exception. When visiting or looking for an activity in Southern Appalachia, it’s not necessary to leave pets behind when breathing in the fresh air and taking in the sights.

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The Crossroad of Past and Present

Part I

by Melissa Detto

Jenna breathed deeply, her nostrils filling with the sweet spring scents entering the open car windows. But her mood remained sour. “Still no service,” she said, gripping the steering wheel tighter and nodding to her phone.

Her aunt Margaret, a petite woman who wore her reddish-gold hair in a short bob, curved her lips up. “Try to relax, dear.”