Connect at Home

While you stay at home and practice social distancing, enjoy views and experiences with a few of our local attractions & businesses!

The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock is known for incredible views! Enjoy the view of Grandfather Mountain from the Ray’s Weather webcam, which takes a new high-resolution photo every few minutes. There are many more local cams on Ray’s Weather to check out.
The attraction is closed to the public for now, but videos are posted often to their Facebook page!

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum just launched BRAHM At Home. From guided art instruction to audio files of interviews with local figures, DAILY programming is curated just for you at home!

BRAHM is also posting programming to their YouTube channel. Check out this Coffee with the Curator with Pete Lupo:

Follow BRAHM on Facebook for updates!

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is featuring a series of “Nature Minutes” on their Facebook page. Meet some of the wildlife and learn about different aspects of the mountain, all from home.

Blowing Rock Downtown Cam

Don’t forget about the Main Street webcam in Blowing Rock. The view shifts across Main Street and Memorial Park, so you won’t miss when the trees bud and the flowers bloom. And, Resort Cams has many other live views of your favorite High Country places to find on the same site!

Social Media Suggestions

Lots of local places post regularly to social media, so look for your favorites and engage with them to see more of them in your Facebook and Instagram feeds. Restaurants in particular are posting all their information for take out! You can see crafting ideas (and kits to order) from Unwound and The Mountain Thread Company, get delicious cooking tips and spice suggestions from The Spice & Tea Exchange, and enjoy new spring looks from Monkee’s.

We also suggest enjoying some “Virtual Travel” with our friends at Travel Through Life, who are reposting an album and info from a different NC town each day! They want to inspire your future travel plans. Blowing Rock was one of the first in the series.

More we think you’ll like

With the Blue Ridge Parkway in our backyard, we have a special attachment to our National Parks and natural spaces. The National Park Service has several nature webcams you can enjoy from home! From underwater views to the bear cam (!), you might find a new favorite to regularly check here.

You know we love art in Blowing Rock! Did you know that several national museums offer virtual tours? From the Guggenheim in NY to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, check out this incredible list of links from Travel & Leisure!