This week's Scrapbook Showcase features photos submitted by Fred Mattingly. A collection of the photos, showcasing the beauty of Roan Mountain, appeared in the print edition of Sunday Stories on June 23.
Each June, visitors flock to Roan Mountain to marvel at one of Mother Nature’s most colorful performances. The star of the show is the Catawba rhododendron found in abundance atop the 6,000-foot Roan Mountain in the world’s largest natural rhododendron gardens. Straddling the Tennessee-North Carolina line, the famous gardens feature 600 acres of blossoms crowned by blue skies and breathtaking views.
And, although the rhododendron take center stage in June, there's much more to Roan Mountain than just the blooms. The Highlands of Roan are renowned for their biological diversity and their magnificent beauty. The area offers a wealth of recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, fishing, bird-watching and, of course, photography.
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