Lake Junaluska to be featured on UNC-TV


Lake Junaluska, N.C. – Lake Junaluska will be featured on UNC-TV’s program “North Carolina Weekend” on Thursday, August 17 at 9 p.m., and again on Friday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. North Carolina Weekend is a program that showcases the best things to see and do across North Carolina, including historic sites, festivals, music, restaurants and places to stay. The segment on Lake Junaluska will feature some of guests’ favorite things to do when they stay at Lake Junaluska, including the Lake Junaluska Singers, the historic boat tours that take place during the summer, the gardens, and the lakeside hotel, The Terrace. It will also touch on the history of Lake Junaluska. “We are honored to be featured on UNC-TV as one of the best places to visit in North Carolina,” said Jack Ewing, executive director of Lake Junaluska. “There is so much to see and do in this area, and we hope that being featured on North Carolina Weekend will encourage people to stay and recreate at Lake Junaluska.” The segment will convey that everyone is welcome to stay in Lake Junaluska’s hotels, vacation rental homes or other lodging, whether they are coming with a group or coming on a vacation. After the segment premiers, it will also be available online at Lake Junaluska is a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body. For more information about Lake Junaluska programs and events, visit Preview Video:

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