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This Week at the First Peak – Events for August 3-9, 2022

This Week at the First Peak – Events for August 3-9, 2022

August 3-9 EVENTS Quick View: Here’s a look at what’s happening around the First Peak of the Blue Ridge from August 3-9, 2022. Summer is fun in our small mountain towns. Come and explore!. Plan to stroll Saluda’s Main Street on Friday evening, visit...
First Peak Winery Guide with Hours

First Peak Winery Guide with Hours

Local Winery Guide: Here’s a quick go-to guide for the wineries at the First Peak and how/when to visit.  You can use their web sites or social media sites for their latest info and events. Summer 2022 Mountain Brook VineyardsWinery Hours: Monday-Thursday:...

First Peak Restaurant Guide with Hours

Local Restaurant Guide: We’ll help you find a great spot for a meal – use the First Peak Restaurant Guide to get the latest hours and information. Each restaurant has its own page here on our web site so you can see what they’re all about.  Search by...

A Tour of the Orchard Inn

VIDEO: The Orchard Inn and Spa Check out this great segment from North Carolina Weekend on The Orchard Inn and Spa in Saluda, North Carolina.  Learn more about the inn inn here and plan your visit! Or view the video here:...
Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

Tryon’s Nina Simone receives recognition

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 childhood home was...
Sneak Away to Small Town Comfort

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 and poet Sidney Lanier...

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. Click here to view...
First Peak Videos: Your Guide to Fall

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 drives, hiking,...
Historic Tryon Featured on NC Weekend

Historic Tryon Featured on NC Weekend

On the heals of downtown Tryon receiving its official designation as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, it was also the featured town on UNC-TV’s NC Weekend program.  Take a look, and then find out more about the places they...

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