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  • Gem Mining

    Gem Mining

    The Blue Ridge Mountains have a rich history of mining for the valuable resources found deep in the local earth. Hidden in the complex layers of rock that form these mountains are myriad deposits of minerals and gems. In addition to useful materials like quartz and mica, gemstones and gold can be found as well. […]Read More »
  • The Legend of The Blowing Rock

    The Legend of The Blowing Rock

    According to legend, a Chickasaw chieftan, who was protecting his beautiful daughter from white man’s admiration, journeyed to The Blowing Rock and into the care of a squaw mother. One day the lovely maiden was daydreaming on the cliff and noticed a Cherokee brave wandering in far below. She playfully shot an arrow in his […]Read More »
  • Fun for Young Families

    Fun for Young Families

    Blowing Rock is a fantastic base of operations for your family getaway. If you are traveling with young children, this itinerary offers some ideas for an action-packed day. Morning: Tweetsie Railroad The park opens at 9am so you can get the day started right with historic steam locomotives, Wild West shows, dancing, rides and more! […]Read More »
  • Blowing Rock and Jan Karon’s Mitford

    Blowing Rock and Jan Karon’s Mitford

    Is Blowing Rock Mitford? We here in Blowing Rock consider it to be Mitford because author Jan Karon lived here when she was inspired to write At Home in Mitford and other books in the series. Which Mitford sites correspond to actual Blowing Rock locations? *Since Father Tim was an Episcopalian priest, we think of […]Read More »