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5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

The warm light creates the evening “golden hour” when everything is cast in a glow. Sunset light enhances fall colors, too! Check out these beautiful, no-hike sunset spots for a perfect end to your day whether with your friends, your significant other, or...
Blue Ridge Parkway Recruiting Rough Ridge Rovers

Blue Ridge Parkway Recruiting Rough Ridge Rovers

Nestled off the Blue Ridge Parkway, only 16 minutes or 10.7 miles from downtown Blowing Rock is the Rough Ridge Lookout. Rough Ridge is just off mile marker 303 on Tanawha Trail and accessible via a wooden walkway. It offers sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains....
MP 305 – Grandfather Mountain

MP 305 – Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is a 720-acre attraction operated by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. All proceeds from sales of tickets and souvenirs go toward caring for and presenting Grandfather Mountain in a manner that inspires good stewardship in others....
MP 303.9 – Yonahlossee Overlook

MP 303.9 – Yonahlossee Overlook

Heading south from Blowing Rock, this overlook is the last one before the Linn Cove Viaduct. There are no views from the overlook itself, but a short walk along the flatĀ  footpath heading toward the Viaduct will provide a wide vista. To the south is the Viaduct (and a...
MP 304.4 – Linn Cove Viaduct

MP 304.4 – Linn Cove Viaduct

Once known as the “missing link” of the Blue Ridge Parkway, this architectural marvel was the last section of the Parkway to be completed in 1983. It was designed to protect the fragile habitat of adjacent Grandfather Mountain. This 1,243 feet long,...
Make it Your Nature: Leave No Trace

Make it Your Nature: Leave No Trace

The Blowing Rock, NC area offers some of the most beautiful, pristine mountains in the state of North Carolina. To preserve this area for generations to come, we must own the impact we have on the environment around us. To this end, Blowing Rock is pleased to partner...