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Mark Your Calendar for these August Events in the High Country
The month of August 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
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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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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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
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
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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
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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...
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...
Ski season in the Boone area typically runs from November through March, allowing plenty of time to hit the slopes when you visit. To make sure the slope conditions are just right, you’ll want to keep track of them depending on which ski resort near Boone you decide to visit.
Explore Linville Caverns
There’s so much to see and do when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. An attraction that should make your must-do list is a trip to Linville Caverns. Linville Caverns are the only show caverns in North Carolina. The whole family will love touring these...
Your Guide to Whitewater Rafting in the High Country
There are so many opportunities for adventure when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. Zipline through the forest treetops, hike the natural terrain or partake in an adventure on the water. In the High Country,...
Celebrate the Fourth of July with these Events
Celebrate Independence Day right here in Boone. The charming mountain town of Boone will be bursting with patriotic activities and events to celebrate America’s independence. From live music to spectacular firework displays, here are some...
Day or night, ages 4 to 99, Sky Valley Zip Tours has a canopy adventure for you!
Since 2012, Sky Valley Zip Tours has been delighting High Country visitors with unforgettable mountain zip line experiences. Easily accessible...