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2021 Discover Magazine

This issue of Discover Magazine explores the many ways people recharge and renew themselves at Lake Junaluska, a topic that’s especially relevant during challenging times. Within these pages, you’ll find heartfelt stories of refuge, restoration, fellowship, giving and gratitude, as well as information about lodging and activities.

Since 1913, individuals, families and groups have come to Lake Junaluska to recharge and renew themselves. People find solace and strength in this sacred place, whether watching a bald eagle in flight, walking on the lakeside trail, playing on the water, or spending time with God. Lake Junaluska and its on-site amenities create the perfect conditions for people’s transformative, renewing experiences.

As you’ll see, there are many opportunities for you and your group to recharge and renew yourselves at Lake Junaluska — all year-round. Come visit and experience transformation.

Read online or pick up your copy of Discover magazine at Lake Junaluska outside Junaluska Gifts & Grounds in the Harrell Center or the Lakeside Bistro in The Terrace Hotel, or visit the Visit NC Smokies Visitor Center. We invite you to subscribe online to receive Lake Junaluska's future enewsletters and publications. 


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Past Issues

2020 Discover Magazine: Life at the Water's Edge

This issue focuses on how the lake is the center of community life. More than a body of water, Lake Junaluska connects people to each other, to their families, to nature, to God and to themselves. 

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2020 Discove rLake Junaluska Magazine

2019 Discover Magazine: Connect at Lake Junaluska

This issue focuses on the ways that people connect at Lake Junaluska — to each other, to their families, to nature, to God and to themselves. Lake Junaluska is a place where thousands gather in worship, where families create and celebrate traditions, where youth come to understand that Jesus loves them, and where, even when you’ve seen a vista hundreds of times, the beauty of the mountains still has a way of speaking to you.

Discover 2019 Connect at Lake Junaluska - Guests on Walking Trail

2018 Discover Magazine: The Music Issue

This issue celebrates the musical events and history of music at Lake Junaluska. Whether you come to attend one of the events, or you come for a vacation, a retreat or a conference, we hope that you feel that stirring within you when you visit Lake Junaluska in 2018.

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Discover Magazine 2018

2017 Discover Magazine: Soul, Mind and Body Issue

This issue is dedicated to the soul, mind and body experiences that happen every day at Lake Junaluska. Whether you come to Lake Junaluska for a business retreat, vacation or youth event, you can’t deny that there is something special about this place. It extends beyond the beauty of the lake, the comfort of the hotel rooms, the views from the rocking chairs or the friendliness of the staff. It’s the feeling you get when you’re here—a feeling that comes from having truly transformative experiences. 

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Discover Magazine 2017

2018 Discover Magazine Photo Essay and Playlist

Sweet Serenade: A Tribute to the Sounds of Lake Junaluska 

(See Discover Magazine pages 27 - 33 for the full photo essay).

These are the sounds that define Lake Junaluska. From birds singing in the trees to the worshipful hymns that echo from Stuart Auditorium on summer Sunday mornings, each sound represents a unique aspect of life at the lake. This playlist brings the photo essay to life, so as you flip through the pages of the article, listen to each corresponding track to feel as though you are truly experiencing a moment at Lake Junaluska.

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