Author: Living Upstate SC

Ingles Open Road with Oconaluftee Elk

Today we’re taking you on an expedition to witness one of the wild, beautiful, and amazing annual occurrences that takes place each fall here in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Something I’ve been wanting to witness for years. Today we’re in Cherokee, and this is the Elk Rut.

Ingles Open Road Grove Arcade

Ingles Open Road at Grove Arcade

Today we’re visiting a spectacular shopping and dining destination, a former military base, and America’s first National Weather Records Center, but we’re only making one stop. How’s that you ask? Because we’re here at the Grove Arcade.

Ingles Open Road at Happy Hens & Highlands

Ingles Open Road at Happy Hens & Highlands

This is Happy Hens & Highlands Farm – the dream of owners Adam and Emily whose faith drives them to be stewards of the Earth, and to love, respect, and care for the land – and the cutest cows you’ve ever seen in your life.

Ingles Open Road Julep Farms

Ingles Open Road at Julep Farms

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia near the town of Dillard, Julep Farms
sits of 22 acres of glory. Picturesque pasture, stunning mountain views, and soaring white oak and persimmon trees frame this modern farm resort.

Ingles Open Road Blue Ridge Parkway

Ingles Open Road on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Today we’re on the road but you might also say that today we’re on the road it’s a national park. A National Treasure and one of the most traveled stretches of roadway in the country. But despite all that she’s got a few secrets to share.