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Avalon’s Top Picks: Wineries and Breweries in Western NC

There are the obvious food + beverage capitals of the world (New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Sydney, etc.) and then there are the pleasant surprises. Burgeoning beverage capitals in smaller, unexpected locales, growing right alongside an influx of foodies from all over, though still steeped in a long, local history. Case in point: our very…

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Avalon’s Guide to: A Weekend In – And Around – Waynesville

We believe the makings of a perfect weekend in Waynesville, NC (the charming mountain town only 15 minutes from Avalon) require a few key elements: nature, exercise, delicious food, and a few surprises. So if any of your weekend Google searches have included things to do from Waynesville to Asheville, from Spring to Summer, you’re…

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Locally Loved Winter Hikes

There’s something about the mountains…  The air. Cleaner, that close to the clouds.  The nature. Teeming, and also mindless of the buzz at lower elevation.  The views. Stunning from just about every angle.  Which makes it no surprise that many of our residents – and visiting – outdoor enthusiasts choose Western North Carolina’s mountain communities…

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