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

Top 5 October Events in the High Country

Image from Woolly Worm Festival Mark Your Calendar for these October Events in the High Country The month of October 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
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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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina
July 9, 2019
Image from Grandfather Mountain Highland Games/James Shaffer Scottish Highland Games come to North Carolina’s High Country The High Country offers a lot when it comes to outdoor excitement and entertainment. Experience an event like no other during the Grandfather Mountain Highland...
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...
Where to View the Fall Colors in Boone, fall colors Boone
September 27, 2019
Image from Hugh Morton/Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Take in the Fall Foliage in Boone Fall is a popular time of year to visit Boone. The cool crisp air is great for outdoor activities and the view is incredible. The autumn season transforms the dense green forests to...
Boone, North Carolina Skiing
February 4, 2019
Know Before You Go on a Ski Trip near Boone Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, Boone, North Carolina is a fantastic place for a ski getaway. Boone is in close proximity to several of the area’s best ski and winter sport destinations. The charming mountain town is filled with area...
Boone, North Carolina
May 23, 2019
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...
High Country dining
November 7, 2018
Homestyle Recipes Mixed with Flavorful Flair Make this Local Culinary Scene One-of-a-Kind In a place where outdoor exploration and adventure reigns supreme, you’ll find dozens of restaurants in the High Country with experienced chefs that are ready to give you a taste of local cuisine...

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