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Heirloom Apples in the High Country
It's apple season! In the fall, High Country produce stands and farmers markets are bursting with unique apple varieties. Which apples are best for making apple pie? What about cider? What makes the NC High Country ideal for growing so many varieties of apples? Bill Moretz of Moretz Mountain Orchard [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 17, 2018
Cooler temperatures have definitely blown in! The day dawned cloudy and blustery, though the clouds have cleared as the day continues. We took a short trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning to see how colors are developing at higher elevations. This spot near Green Mountain Overlook is located [...]
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First Day of Fall 2018
Saturday, September 22- Happy first day of fall! It was a beautiful day to welcome the new season, with cool breezes and clear skies. There is already evidence of the foliage change on the way! A few trees in town are starting to shift, but as usual the higher elevations [...]
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19th Annual Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K
The 19th Annual Blue Ridge Conservancy 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place here on Saturday, September 22. The event, formerly known as the Mayview Madness 5K, still traverses the Mayview neighborhood in Blowing Rock. The 5K run, sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company, starts at 8:00 a.m. adjacent to [...]
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Finding Fraser’s Ridge
If they are looking, fans of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series may easily see Fraser's Ridge, Jamie and Claire's North Carolina homestead, here around Blowing Rock. We certainly do! First of all, Diana Gabaldon herself once said that Fraser's Ridge is up near Boone and Blowing Rock. It has been remarked [...]
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Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Enters 4th Decade
After celebrating its 30th anniversary last year, the Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort begins a fourth decade of summer centerpiece events in 2018. This year’s Symphony by the Lake will take place Friday, July 27th. The theme, Colors of the Mountains, will be reflected in the musical selections [...]
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Adventure
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! Moped Rentals Mazarine Mopeds in Blowing Rock offers two, four, and eight-hour rentals of mopeds from a sweet little fleet! Rentals include [...]
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Blowing Rock One of USA TODAY’s Best Small Towns for Adventure
For the second year in a row, readers of USA TODAY have voted Blowing Rock one of its 10 Best…this time in the category of Small Towns for Adventure. In 2017, Blowing Rock was third on the list of Best Southern Small Towns and this year it finished eighth in [...]
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WNC Oasis Shriners Return to Blowing Rock June 1, 2
“Kiss The Camel” Challenge Adds Intrigue to the Membership Drive The WNC Oasis Shriners are bringing their Spring Ceremonial, induction of new members and parade to the town on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. The Shriners Parade will take place along Main Street starting at 2 p.m. on [...]
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Summer Season Attractions & Events
There are many places you can go to shop, dine, enjoy music and the arts, and experience lively events and attractions. Similarly, there are places where you can commune quietly with nature, hike, fish, zipline, rock climb, canoe or horseback ride. But there are very few places where you can [...]
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