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
Banner Elk, North Carolina

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
Blowing Rock November events, Banner Elk November events, Boone November events

Top 5 November Events in the High Country

Image from Todd Bush Photography Mark Your Calendar for these November Events in the High Country The month of November 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... 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

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

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
May 23, 2019
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...
March 13, 2019
Where to Eat at Tweetsie Railroad A trip to Tweetsie Railroad is guaranteed to be a full day of fun at the mountain theme park. Be sure to take a break from rides and live entertainment to grab a bite to eat. While the park does allow guests to bring outside food and drinks, you may...
Appalachian Mountain Brewery Boone
April 12, 2019
Enjoy a Craft Beer from Appalachian Mountain Brewery The High Country region, Boone in particular, has several options of places to enjoy a delicious craft beer. What if you could sip a cold ale while supporting the local community? Appalachian Mountain Brewery aims to serve the...
November 7, 2018
Named One of North Carolina’s 10 Coolest Small Towns While other small towns have grown into cities or simply faded away, West Jefferson has remained the small town that is quintessential Americana. Our town is nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North...
November 7, 2018
The High Country is perfect for an outdoor excursion. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore with varying lengths, terrain and difficulties. From shimmering streams to a vast array of flourishing wildlife, there’s so much to see when hiking in North Carolina’s High...
Live shows at Tweetsie Railroad
March 13, 2019
Your Guide to Tweetsie Railroad’s Live Shows There’s so much to do when you go to Tweetsie Railroad. The wild-west-themed park is brimming with thrilling rides, a deer park zoo and other fun activities. A trip to Tweetsie is not complete without catching one of the many shows offered...

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