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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
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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Mark Your Calendar for these September Events in the High Country
The month of September 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... More
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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Blowing Rock
If you’re visiting Blowing Rock for the Fourth of July, be sure to stay the entire weekend. The charming mountain town celebrates America’s independence with a July 4th Celebration on Friday and Saturday, July 5...
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Fourth of July Events in the High Country
Summer is a fantastic time of year to visit North Carolina’s High Country. The area is abuzz with events, activities and attractions to satisfy the whole family. If you’re in the region for the...
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...
Hiking Boone’s Greenway Trail
Boone offers so much when it comes to outdoor exploration. From hiking and mountain biking to braving the river rapids or fishing on a scenic stream, there’s so much to choose from. For hiking specifically, Boone has plenty of trails to challenge...
Top 5 Activities for the Whole Family
A trip to Boone can be the perfect family getaway. With so much to see and do, both inside and outside, Boone offers plenty of excitement for all ages. Boone has a range of activities, from relaxing in the natural setting to something more...
Find History and Mountain Charm at Mast General Store
There’s so much to see and do when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. Whether you’re hiking the mountains or exploring the charming towns, you’ll quickly discover that this area is full of gems. A trip to the High Country is...
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...