Heart of Appalachia

The spirit of the mountains is set to melodies of old-time music throughout the Heart of Appalachia. Pickers and strummers gather in the park, on front porches or around a pot-bellied stove. Friends join in, drawn by sounds they know so well.

High mountain ridges, grand rock formations, vast public forests and trout-filled streams make the adventurer's pulse quicken. Tales of outlaws, pioneers and Indians thrill the young at heart. Traditional skills and crafts practiced in the shops and on the farm resonate with something deeper.

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Pine Mountain

Big Stone Gap