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High Country Snow Sports

High Country Snow Sports

  Did you know there are three ski resorts in the High Country? And a snow tubing park! All season long, they supplement natural snowfall and maintain awesome conditions for your enjoyment. Local slopes are opening very soon, and the season generally runs through Mid-...

Mountains to Sea Trail Birthday Hikes

Friends of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) invites hikers of all skill levels to help celebrate the trail’s 42nd birthday September 6-8. Join one of 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns across the state! From Cherokee to Nags Head, you’ll find hikes from one to...

6+ Ways To Cool Off This Summer In Blowing Rock

Glen Burney 1.Waterfall HuntingGetting close to water is a great way to cool off, and few experiences are as exhilarating as getting close to a waterfall. Hikes vary from easy to strenuous, and a handful of area waterfalls even have a swimming hole. Blowing Rock has...

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...

Sightseeing Points of View

The Blue Ridge Parkway is  America’s Favorite Drive, but there are lots of ways besides the family car to see the local sights. Try some of these on your next visit! Bicycle Rentals Want to ride the area without having to bring all your equipment? Or maybe you...

Fishing Near Blowing Rock

The High Country’s beautiful streams, lakes, and rivers provide wildlife sanctuaries and many recreational opportunities- like fishing! The best times of year to fish for trout here in in the High Country are the spring, fall, and winter months, when the water...