A Day in Banner Elk

Images and editorial supplied by the Town of Banner Elk Escape, Unwind, Indulge in this Friendly Resort Town Banner Elk is a popular getaway in the North Carolina High Country that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone... More

Welcome to North Carolina's High Country

Year-Round Excitement in the High Country Beneath majestic mountains, on a picture-perfect landscape, adventure awaits. No matter what season, a vacation in the High Country promises a year-round outdoor playground with an assortment of activities. You are sure to find both rustic and relaxed... More
Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone July events

Top 5 July Events in the High Country

Mark Your Calendar for these July Events in the High Country The month of July is full of fun and exciting events in the High Country, from Boone and Blowing Rock to Banner Elk. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have... More
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

A Day in Blowing Rock

Images and editorial supplied by Blowing Rock TDA The streets of Blowing Rock are storybook sweet, with quaint boutiques, independent restaurants, art galleries and antique stores tucked into a small mountain village. Parks, lush gardens and sweeping views give the town an almost magical feel.... More
Outdoor Adventure in North Carolina

High Thrill in the High Country

Activities for Adventurers and Thrill Seekers A lot of people look to the High Country as a place to relax and unwind, and it’s certainly an ideal location for kicking back. However, others are born with a yearning for adventure, and it’s these people who look to the High Country as a place... More
Boone, North Carolina

A Day in Boone

Images and editorial supplied by Watauga County Tourism Developement Authority Recognized as an Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Destination in the Southeast With its mountain flair, Boone is affectionately known as the “Heart of the High Country.” Home to Appalachian State University, named one... More

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Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
March 14, 2019
North Carolina’s Wild West Theme Park There’s plenty to do when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. A must-do on your list should be spending a day at Tweetsie Railroad. This family-fun theme park boasts rides, live entertainment, history and more. Tweetsie Railroad History...
Boone, North Carolina public parks
April 10, 2019
Explore Boone’s Public Parks and Greenways When you visit Boone, you’re sure to spend some time in the area’s beautiful natural setting. Whether you’re walking the charming downtown streets or hiking Grandfather Mountain, Boone offers many locales to enjoy the great outdoors. For a...
Things to Do on the Fourth of July in Banner Elk
June 25, 2019
Image from Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce Celebrate the Fourth of July with these Events Celebrate Independence Day right here in Banner Elk. The charming mountain town of Banner Elk will be bursting with patriotic activities and events to celebrate America’s independence. From live...
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine in Boone
April 11, 2019
Boone’s Top-Rated Attraction is Foggy Mountain Gem Mine North Carolina’s expansive history includes centuries of gem mining. In fact, western North Carolina is known as “the gem capital of the world.” When you visit North Carolina’s High Country, you’ll find plenty of places to mine...
The Jones House in Boone
April 10, 2019
Photo by Todd Bush Visit The Jones House Community Center in Boone When you visit Boone, take some time to immerse yourself in the area’s culture and history by visiting The Jones House. The Jones House History The Jones House was the family home of Dr. John Walter Jones...
Valle Crucis, North Carolina
May 29, 2019
Home of the Original Mast General Store Offering historic, rural charm, Valle Crucis was first settled over 200 years ago. The community itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as North Carolina’s first rural national historic district. Things to...

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