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The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

Welcome to The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop. While the name is a Blowing Rock throwback, this restaurant is a new venture led by two sisters.   It opened in May 2017 after extensive renovation and reinvention. With a hyper-focus on local ingredients, the...
Christmas in Blowing Rock

Christmas in Blowing Rock

Welcome to Christmas in Blowing Rock, located on Main Street. This shop is ready for Christmas year round, with beautiful gifts and ornaments, many that can be personalized! The business opened in 1993 and has been a downtown staple ever since. The current owner,...
Daily Fall Photo: October 28, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 28, 2021

Just before the rain settled in today, we took a look at the views from The Blowing Rock. This vantage point from the top of the John’s River Gorge offers a beautiful illustration of foliage color gradually moving to lower elevations as the season progresses. Of...
Daily Fall Photo: October 27, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 27, 2021

The Blue Ridge Parkway is full of vibrant color just north of Blowing Rock. In particular, the couple of miles from Green Hill Road to Aho Road was especially colorful today with maple and oak trees showing rich shades of coral, crimson, and gold.  Blue Ridge Parkway...
Daily Fall Photo: October 26, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 26, 2021

This week, the Town of Blowing Rock is showing off some of the best fall color in recent memory. Colors are peaking at this elevation! All around town, fall foliage is adding bright splashes of color to every scene. Inn at Ragged GardensElevation around 3520 feet    ...
Daily Fall Photo: October 25, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 25, 2021

This morning was about as close to perfect as it could be on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. The colors around Stack Rock in particular were just bursting!  Blue Ridge Parkway near Stack RockElevation 4,286 feet The best color we found on the Parkway today...