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Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition in 2018

In 2018, some much-deserved recognition has come to Nina Simone, born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, N.C. in 1933. The world famous jazz singer known as the High Priestess of Soul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2018.  Her…

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Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of Tryon, Saluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway…

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Green River Gamelands

Thousands of visitors journey to Western North Carolina each year in search of backcountry adventures, and many find their heart’s desire in the Green River Game Lands, 14,000-plus acres of pristine wilderness in Polk and Henderson counties….

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First Peak Videos: Your Guide to Fall

We spent a week exploring fall fun at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge. You’ll find six of the videos on this page, so be sure to scroll down and watch them all, plus watch The Orchard Inn’s cooking demo here!  We talked about scenic…

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There's so much fun stuff happening around the First Peak this weekend, including the 5th Annual Tryon International Film Festival. Here's the week at a glance, but check out our Events Calendar for the latest and greatest. firstpeaknc.com/events/ We can help with your plans! Message us or give us a call during the day at 828-894-2324. ... See MoreSee Less

Theres so much fun stuff happening around the First Peak this weekend, including the 5th Annual Tryon International Film Festival. Heres the week at a glance, but check out our Events Calendar for the latest and greatest. https://firstpeaknc.com/events/  We can help with your plans!  Message us or give us a call during the day at 828-894-2324.Image attachmentImage attachment

There's so much fun stuff happening around the First Peak this weekend. Here's a list for quick reference, but check out our Events Calendar for the latest and greatest. firstpeaknc.com/events/ ... See MoreSee Less

Theres so much fun stuff happening around the First Peak this weekend.  Heres a list for quick reference, but check out our Events Calendar for the latest and greatest.  https://firstpeaknc.com/events/Image attachment

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First Peak Visitor Center - Polk County, NC Travel & Tourism

Summer sunsets at the First Peak can't be beat! (Oh - and they're the best at showcasing the point on the far left. That's Tryon Peak - the first mountain peak of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains). ... See MoreSee Less

Summer sunsets at the First Peak cant be beat!  (Oh - and theyre the best at showcasing the point on the far left.  Thats Tryon Peak - the first mountain peak of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains).
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