Penland Tour

Saturday Sept 23 and Thursday, Sept 21

Heading East from Asheville we make our way down the mountains to drive up the Devil’s Whip to the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP). We will take a scenic drive east along the BRP to the Penland School of Crafts in the mountains. Penland is a national center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Penland's focus on excellence, its long history, and its inspiring, retreat setting have made it a model of experiential education.  Winding back down the mountain we will have lunch at the rustic Bear Creek Marina on pristine Lake James which is nestled in the rolling hill country at the base of Linville Gorge. The return trip around  Lake James offers scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountain range.

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