Visit the First Peak of the Blue Ridge

The First Peak of the Blue Ridge is a beautiful area in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains that includes mountains, foothills and rolling countryside. The area has a wonderful blend of rural atmosphere and small town charm, with great restaurants, shops, services and easy access to the rest of the world. Our small towns – Historic Saluda, Tryon and Columbus – are within a few miles of each other, but each has its own distinct personality. With a mild four-season climate, anytime of the year is a pleasant time to visit.

Click on the tours below to hear stories about the rich heritage of this region:

Nina Simone Hometown Tour: Tryon, NC


Columbus, NC