Autumn Leaves Festival in Mayberry, USA

Fall Foliage View of Virginia and North Carolina

Every year in October, Mayberry is home to the Autumn Leaves Festival™, an historic festival in the heart of Mount Airy, North Carolina. People from all over the country visit the streets of downtown and the locals love it too. You’ll find vendors with one-of-a-kind items and food you cannot get anywhere else, must-see attractions, and some … Read more Autumn Leaves Festival in Mayberry, USA

Hiking Rocky Knob Recreation Area/Rock Castle Gorge

View from the Rocky Knob Parking Lot

I have fond memories of hiking and backpacking in Rocky Knob Recreation Area. My sons and I camped in the well shaded primitive campground in the gorge next to Rock Castle Creek. We used it as a base camp for the loop hike up to the top and then back down again. My daughters and … Read more Hiking Rocky Knob Recreation Area/Rock Castle Gorge

Take a Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap

Mabry Mill, the Most Photographed Site on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic roadways in the country. It’s a great place for a day trip to stop and smell the roses. If you’re in Fancy Gap or the surrounds, here are some suggestions for your road trip and some rose smellin’ tips along the way. Head out from … Read more Take a Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Fancy Gap