This Independence Day, why not mix it up a little and travel to a breathtaking mountain backdrop for an amazing firework display? To get you started, here are some possibilities throughout the Blue Ridge that are sure to impress this 4th of July.Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia is a spot favored for its scenic location along with its 500 miles of shoreline and it’s a wonderful spot to be for the annual fireworks show with all donation proceeds going to a local volunteer fire company. While many choose to view the show from Parkway Marina on land, the lake fills from shore to shore with the green, red, and white navigation lights from thousands of boats all there for the spectacular fireworks. If you are up for the adventure, be sure to take your boat toward the marina at the gap of Smith Mountain plenty early to get a good spot and because much of the lake’s main channel becomes a no wake zone considering the heavy traffic and dark conditions to be driving back in. The firework show will be held on Sunday, July 2nd complete with a live concert, kids zone, and carousel rides.Chattanooga, Tennessee‘s “Pops on the River” firework show is ideal for an evening on the grass with a few lawn chairs and a cooler. Taking place in Coolidge Park of downtown Chattanooga, this free Independence Day event comes with an outdoor concert and fireworks beginning around 9:45 p.m. right on the Tennessee River. With popular tourist destinations of Lookout Mountain and downtown must sees like the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga would make for a beautiful mountain vacation weekend this Fourth of July weekend.Throwing a state park into the mix along with a 21st century twist on tradition is the “Fantastic Fourth Celebration” at Stone Mountain just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. The celebration includes a laser show, music, fire effects, and the grand finale of a jaw-dropping fireworks display. The event lasts from July 1-4 with a parking fee of $15/day and attractions are open from 10:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. everyday. Each night, the same laser and fireworks show will happen starting at 9:30 p.m. If you’ve never experienced July 4th at Stone Mountain, this year is sure to be one of the best yet as it is the 50th anniversary of the celebration in Stone Mountain State Park.Finishing off this list of highlight fireworks show throughout the Blue Ridge is a July 4th experience that adds an element of outdoor recreation. For those wanting an adventurous holiday, you can opt to hike your way to the fireworks on a moderate 1.5 mile trail to the peak of Sunset Mountain starting at 6 p.m. and departing from the Swannanoa Valley Museum. From there, guests will enjoy a traditional watermelon cutting, the sun setting, and then the fireworks that illuminate the sky over the town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. For a cost of $50 for nonmembers and $35 for members of the museum, the hike will be led by individuals who will share the history and vintage photographs of the valley. Hikers are encouraged to bring a picnic, water, folding chairs, cameras, and flashlights. If this seems like a unique experience you’d like to try be sure to sign up and pay for your trip fee online.The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to an endless amount of spectacular Fourth of July events, views, and activities to make this year’s celebration one to remember.
… large bright bathrooms … The Garden Terraces is being constructed on its namesake street, and will consist of 26 one, two and three bedroom apartments. Just nine apartments remain on the market, with a two-bedroom unit starting from $470,000. … and comfy living spaces leading on to the balconyA key feature of the project is its masonry facade, which has been designed to create privacy but allow for the natural flow of sunlight and cool breezes.Each apartment has an open plan kitchen and living spaces, spacious, shaded balconies, large bathrooms and ensuites, wool blend carpets, timber detailing and quality appliances.Prior to construction, local investors were the dominant off-the-plan buyers but with trucks now on the ground, Mr Parker said first homebuyers and downsizers were making the majority of inquiries. Just 5km from the CBD, the Garden Terraces is within easy reach of amenities via major arterial roads and public transport.Mr Parker said the Newmarket train station had been given a facelift and Newmarket Village redeveloped to now include major retailers, specialty stores, dining and cinemas. Garden Terraces, NewmarketA lack of new homes in Newmarket has proven to be one developer’s dream, with two thirds of its latest project snapped up before construction had even started.Brisbane-based Your Style Homes, which made the move to Queensland from Victoria, is constructing The Garden Terraces, a 26 terrace home project. It comes after the completion of its nearby Eve on Erneton development, which consists of 12 apartments. Garden Terraces, Newmarket, will consist of 26 terrace homesYour Style Homes managing director Dean Parker said they operated in the sought-after “middle ring” and had another upcoming project in Newmarket, another in Salisbury and one in Stafford.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThere will be spacious bedrooms …“When we finished Eve last year, it was the only new and completed apartment project in the suburb for several years. Again this one (The Garden Terraces) is the only new project currently under construction in Newmarket.”