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Daily Fall Photo: October 18, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 18, 2020

Another blue sky day offers gorgeous contrast for the colorful foliage. With perfect weather and pretty scenes, it was another busy day, too! Lots of folks were enjoying the parks, walking the sidewalks, and visiting businesses. This season has brought a lot of people...

Daily Fall Photo: October 17, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 17, 2020

Beautiful day for a hike along Rich Mountain Trail! There was plenty of color to enjoy on maples, oaks, and beech trees.  It does seem like winds early in the week came through some spots, thinning swaths of foliage. That just means fresh leaves to crunch through on...

Daily Fall Photo: October 16, 2020

Daily Fall Photo: October 16, 2020

Otter Falls is in nearby Seven Devils, and the trail was golden with fall foliage today! The Otter Falls Trail is accessible right off Skyland Drive and signage makes it easy to find the parking area. The network of trails offers various paths to enjoy the woodlands...


Fall Activities

See ideas for your autumn visit!

Fall Festivals in the High Country

Fall Festivals in the High Country

While several local festivals have been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some are still happening with modifications. Be sure to make a note for 2021 for those that had to cancel. Dates change, but in general, each festival is held the same weekend in...

Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

Apples, Mazes, & Farm Fun!

Fall means harvest time, and it brings more to mind than just pumpkin spice... everything. Whether you're looking for a pick-your-own orchard, a corn maze, or just want to take home a taste of fall in the NC Mountains, this list has you covered. From orchards to farm...

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Updated for 2020. Its fall here in the High Country, which means leaf lookers from all around come to see the magnificent autumn colors our beautiful mountains have to offer. There are many fantastic vantage points and gorgeous scenic drives to enjoy!  But if you want...

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

This event is cancelled for 2020.     Many of the usual activities at the Blowing Rock Halloween Festival cannot occur as planned due to regulations and concerns regarding COVID-19. Rather than risk the health of our residents and visitors with modified...

Heirloom Apples in the High Country

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. In Blowing Rock, local apples are available at Sunset Tees & Hattery and Blowing Rock Market during the fall season. Which apples are best for...

Fishing Near Blowing Rock

Fishing Near Blowing Rock

The High Country's beautiful streams, lakes, and rivers provide wildlife sanctuaries and many recreational opportunities- like fishing! The best times of year to fish for trout here in in the High Country are the spring, fall, and winter months, when the water...

Thanksgiving Day Dining

Thanksgiving Day Dining

Several restaurants and eateries in Blowing Rock will be open on Thanksgiving Day to welcome you! Reservations are required at most. Follow the links provided for more information on each restaurant. PLEASE NOTE: This is the 2019 list. While the same restaurants tend...