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

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
High Country December events, Blowing Rock December events, Banner Elk December events, Boone December events, Blowing Rock December events

Top 5 December Events in the High Country

Image from High Country Press Mark Your Calendar for these December Events in the High Country The month of December 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
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

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Mile High Swinging Bridge in Grandfather Mountain
October 29, 2019
Take a Walk Across the Mile High Swinging Bridge North Carolina’s High Country is filled with beautiful attractions in the region’s natural setting. People travel from all over to see these and experience them. When you visit Grandfather Mountain, take a walk one mile above sea level...
ski resorts in Boone, ski resorts in Banner Elk, ski resorts in Blowing Rock
January 31, 2019
The Best Ski Resorts near Boone It's the peak of ski season, meaning that it’s time to hit the slopes. When you visit North Carolina’s High Country, there’s no better place to do so than Boone. The Boone area is known as “The Ski Capital of the South.” Boone is less than an hour...
Skiing in the High Country, skiing in Boone, skiing in Banner Elk, skiing in Blowing Rock
January 10, 2019
Your Guide to Skiing in the High Country North Carolina High Country is an oasis for outdoor adventure year-round. As the temperatures begin to drop and snow covers the mountain tops, you won’t want to miss a chance to hit the slopes. The High Country's natural setting is perfect for...
Activities, things to do and attractions in Boone, Blowing Rock, And Banner Elk North Carolina
November 7, 2018
Relax and Unwind with Outdoor Activities in the High Country From winter to summer and fall to spring, there’s never a dull season in the High Country. Area attractions and outdoor activities ensure every visitor has a fun and enriching vacation, ripe with stories to tell and memories...
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...
November 7, 2018
Most people feel the need to wrap a warm blanket around themselves during the winter months and stay indoors until the first buds of spring appear. But imagine sitting in a ski lift on a crisp and clear winter day. With a couple skis strapped on or a snowboard, the butterflies and...

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