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Blowing Rock is the perfect destination for your next family vacation. The area boasts many family attractions including Tweetsie Railroad, The Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain and The Blue Ridge Parkway. In addition, the Blowing Rock area offers tons of opportunities for family friendly outdoor adventure. Take your family hiking on our numerous trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, mountain biking on the brand new trail parks nearby, canoeing on Price Lake just outside of Blowing Rock on the Parkway, whitewater rafting, guided fly fishing, and much more! Stay in Blowing Rock with your family and enjoy our hospitality and award-winning restaurants. 

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  • Festive Events Abound in Blowing Rock During the Holiday Season

    Festive Events Abound in Blowing Rock During the Holiday Season

    If you visit Blowing Rock between Thanksgiving and New Years, you’ll find great natural beauty, a Norman Rockwell-esque downtown decorated and lighted for the season, unique shops and restaurants, and numerous holiday-themed events filling the calendar. And if you’re lucky enough to be in Blowing Rock on Thanksgiving day, you’ll find several restaurants and eateries […]Read More »
  • Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

    Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

    Its fall here in the High Country, which means leaf lookers from all around come to see the magnificent autumn colors our beautiful mountains have to offer. There are many spots around the area to check out, but if you want to turn your leaf viewing experience into a fun-filled activity, here are a few […]Read More »
  • Apples and Farm Fun!

    Apples and Farm Fun!

    Fall means harvest time, and it brings more to mind than just pumpkin spice… everything. Whether you’re looking for a pick-your-own orchard, a corn maze, or just want to take home a taste of fall in the NC Mountains, this list has you covered. From orchards to farm stands, plan your perfect fall outing! Check […]Read More »
  • A Mountain Getaway: Three Things To Do in Blowing Rock This Summer

    A Mountain Getaway: Three Things To Do in Blowing Rock This Summer

    Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and nestled along ridges against the Pisgah National Forest, Blowing Rock is a Rockwell-esque town with rugged nature in its backyard. Offering the feeling of seclusion without isolation and the quality of being old-fashioned but not outdated, the town has an individual charm. Long cherished as an escape from […]Read More »
  • 5 Great Hikes to Enjoy

    5 Great Hikes to Enjoy

    Hiking is one of the best ways to see the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are countless trails in the area, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the myriad destination hikes and the 26 mile network at Moses Cone Park, to local sections of the Appalachian Trail and the Mountains to Sea […]Read More »
  • Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

    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 incredibly beautiful, but danger is an inherent part of […]Read More »
  • 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 45 links below as suggestions to enjoy a rainy day around here. First of all, if it’s a light passing rain, we suggest […]Read More »
  • 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 with Ensemble Stage 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 outlined a great weekend of activities and sights that are sometimes overlooked, […]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 »
  • July 4th Celebration

    July 4th Celebration

    Join the town of Blowing Rock for games, music, and fun! Free entertainment all day, plus the best small-town Main Street parade you’ll find anywhere.  All events take place in downtown Blowing Rock, except the fireworks which will be held at the Blowing Rock Country Club. The public is welcome at the Club for the […]Read More »

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