As autumn and winter approach, plan your excursion to North Carolina’s foothills and Blue Ridge

frontpage_medThe summer heat is still beating down on North Carolina, but August will soon fade away to September and October — that special moment in the year when all of the foothills’ and Blue Ridge’s colors come to life — will soon be upon us. There’s no better time than now to begin planning your fall and winter travels to some of the cutest places that only a land like North Carolina can create. This year, we’re focusing on craft breweries. They’ve been getting an awful lot of attention in recent years and their momentum seems to continue growing. People are falling in love with craft beers, especially here in North Carolina. According to the Brewers Association, North Carolina has the highest number of craft breweries per capita of all southern states. Seventy craft brewers have set up shop in North Carolina. Why not get out and explore some while you’re off on your autumn and winter excursions this year? North Carolina’s Foothills and Blue Ridge Mountains are full of exciting places to go and things to do for a week, a weekend or even a simple day trip!

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Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.