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Blowing Rock is Great for Birding

Blowing Rock is Great for Birding

The Blowing Rock area is an ideal spot for birding. Whether you’re brand new, or a seasoned veteran, there are birds to be spotted all over the High Country of North Carolina. To help educate us on why this area is so great for birding, and to guide us on how to get started, we reached out to Jesse Pope, President and Executive Director of Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, Inc. and avid birder. 

Join the Movement!

Join the Movement!

Join the MovementBlowing Rock, North Carolina is a proud partner of the Outdoor NC Alliance and we’re thrilled to share our commitment to stewardship of our shared outdoor spaces with you. We have joined the Outdoor NC movement to preserve and protect our cherished...

Blowing Rock a Top Fishing Destination

Blowing Rock a Top Fishing Destination

As the chill of winter fades away, anglers across the United States eagerly await the arrival of spring and the start of another exciting fishing season. FishingBooker has announced the release of its 9 best spring fishing destinations for 2024. From the rugged...

44th Blowing Rock Trout Derby is April 6

44th Blowing Rock Trout Derby is April 6

The 44th annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby will take place in Blowing Rock on Saturday, April 6, from sunrise to 4:00pm.  Celebrating the opening of trout season, the Blowing Rock Trout Derby invites families to get out together to enjoy the outdoors and friendly...

What to Pack for a New or Longer Hike

What to Pack for a New or Longer Hike

One of Blowing Rock’s most beloved pastimes is hiking in the beautiful surrounding wilderness. When heading out to a short, familiar path, you can often just grab a water bottle and go. But sometimes you may be in the mood for exploring a new trail or taking a longer hike, and it’s always best to be prepared! What do you need for a new or longer hike?