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Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Christmas

Back for 2020! Enjoy the wonder of the Tweetsie Railroad dazzlingly lit for the holidays!  The train ride will feature thousands of lights on its open-air route. Dress warmly to enjoy this special treat. See Santa in his Ginger Bread House, warm up to a campfire at...

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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? *St. Mary...

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Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is home to several waterfalls, and there are even more to be found in the nearby region. See below for directions to more than a dozen waterfall viewing sites. Several require hiking, so they are arranged by trail difficulty. Each of these falls is...

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Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Blowing Rock and the High Country are known for being outdoor destinations, so rainy days can stump folks looking for entertainment. But there's still LOTS to do in the area! We've listed over 40 links below as suggestions to enjoy a rainy day around here. If it’s a...

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

You’ve crossed Grandfather’s Mile-High Swinging Bridge and been hiking at Bass Lake, enjoyed a show at the Shaefer Center and ridden the rails at Tweetsie, and now you’re looking for more. Or perhaps you just like to find those out-of-the-way gems first. Below, we’ve...

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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...

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The Big Ones- Multi-day Itinerary

The Big Ones- Multi-day Itinerary

The High Country has several iconic attractions, and it takes more than one day to see all the best known sites. If you are looking for a sight-seeing adventure or just want to revisit all your favorites, check out this itinerary! Day one:  Afternoon at Tweetsie...

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High Gravity Aerial Adventure

The newest attraction in the High Country is here! High Gravity Adventures introduces you to the vertical world with an aerial adventure park featuring 75 different aerial elements. This is unique and active outdoor recreation tailored for everyone- ages 5 and up....

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