Attractions
Adventure
Area Hiking Trails
Adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is the perfect place to begin your hiking adventure. Also nearby is Grandfather Mountain, the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and parts of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.   There are so many [...]
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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 [...]
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Adventure
Peaks and Gorges
The Blowing Rock is a rock formation that juts out over the John’s River Gorge at about 4000 feet above sea level. The views of the gorge and the Pisgah Forest are immense and breathtaking. The Blowing Rock is so named because of the constant winds that flume up from [...]
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Blowing Rock Festivals
Complete with a Chili Cook-off and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, Blowing Rock's January Winterfest is one of the largest winter events in the High Country. Hot chocolate tastes better at the end of a fun, activity filled winter day! www.blowingrockwinterfest.com. In April, SAVOR Blowing Rock welcomes spring with a [...]
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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 [...]
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