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Family Adventure: Kid Friendly Fun in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is the perfect destination for your next family vacation. The area boasts many family attractions including Tweetsie Railroad, The Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain and The Blue Ridge Parkway. In addition, the Blowing Rock area offers tons of opportunities for family friendly outdoor adventure. Take your family hiking on our numerous trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, mountain biking on the brand new trail parks nearby, canoeing on Price Lake just outside of Blowing Rock on the Parkway, whitewater rafting, guided fly fishing, and much more! Stay in Blowing Rock with your family and enjoy our hospitality and award-winning restaurants.
 
What to Pack for a New or Longer Hike

What to Pack for a New or Longer Hike

One of Blowing Rock’s most beloved pastimes is hiking in the beautiful surrounding wilderness. When heading out to a short, familiar path, you can often just grab a water bottle and go. But sometimes you may be in the mood for exploring a new trail or taking a longer hike, and it’s always best to be prepared! What do you need for a new or longer hike? 

Our 5 Favorite Winter Wanders

Our 5 Favorite Winter Wanders

Winter is an excellent season for exploring trails, and it shouldn’t be overlooked as it offers some great views and opportunities! Trails are often open year round and some are more conducive to winter walks than others. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of our favorite winter wanders.

Trails We Took In December

Trails We Took In December

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we've extended our trail experiences into December! This month we strolled downtown for the Blowing Rock Art & Sculpture Trail, hiked the Robbins Trail at The Blowing Rock, trekked up Duncan Rd. at the Cone Trails, and...

Top 10 Fall Photos from 2022

Top 10 Fall Photos from 2022

Our 2023 Daily Fall Photos begin tomorrow, September 23, and we are so excited! As we prepare to kick off the new season, we are taking a look back at last year’s scenes. We’ve selected ten of our favorites to share with you! See our 10 Best Fall Photos of 2022 below.

Trails We Took In August

Trails We Took In August

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’ve extended our trail experiences into August! This month we’ve gone tubing, visited the Blowing Rock Boulders, and trekked fan-favorite Boone Fork Trail.

Fun for Pre-Teens & Teens

Fun for Pre-Teens & Teens

Blowing Rock is full of family fun! Find plenty of entertainment for pre-teens and teenagers, too! See the list below for some great activities to enjoy with your pre-teens and teens.

Trails We Took In July

Trails We Took In July

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’ve extended our trail experiences into July! This month we’ve visited Grandfather Trail, Middle Fork Greenway, and Tanawha Trail from Beacon Heights to Stack Rock. As always, please remember to pack plenty of water and snacks, and to do some research before you set out on your hiking experience. Read along below, and see what we’ve been up to in July.

Find Adventure at Sky Valley Zip Tours!

Find Adventure at Sky Valley Zip Tours!

Sky Valley Zip Tours offers different kinds of adventures for different adventurers. They have the Canopy Tour, the Whistle Pig Adventure for kids, Mountain Cat Off Road Adventure, and the Night Flight for the bravest of adventurers.

Trails We Took In May

Trails We Took In May

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’ve extended our trail experiences into May! This month we’ve added a variety of trails so there is hopefully something for everyone. As always, please remember to pack plenty of water and snacks, and to do some research before you set out on your hiking experience. Read along below, and see what we’ve been up to in May.

Fun for Young Families

Fun for Young Families

Blowing Rock is a fantastic base of operations for your family getaway. If you are traveling with young children, this itinerary offers some ideas for an action-packed day.

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

Blowing Rock’s Concert in the Park Series is an annual set of free outdoor concerts at the Rotary Gazebo in Memorial Park. Always on Sundays following Art in the Park shows, the performances offer entertainment from a variety of musical genres. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music.

NC Resident Days Are Back At Mystery Hill!

NC Resident Days Are Back At Mystery Hill!

NC Resident Days are back at Mystery Hill! This year, NC residents can save even MORE during Resident Days. One (1) valid NC photo ID per group is required upon check-in. Offer valid for anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in NC. These deals are available from March 1 through March 31, 2023. 

Trails We Took in February

Trails We Took in February

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’re extending our trail hiking experiences into February! We’re starting with a handful of varied trails that are good to enjoy in winter due to easy access. So read along below, and see what we’ve been up to in February.

Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock is celebrating its 25th Annual WinterFest. Blowing Rock WinterFest is a four day celebration of the winter season, and all the warm pastimes people love to do when it’s cold. From the icy waters of the Polar Bear Plunge to warm drinks sipped by a fire, Blowing Rock WinterFest has them all.

Blowing Rock Bucket List

Blowing Rock Bucket List

It’s a new year, and while some of us are already breaking our resolutions, we’ve put together some bucket list items that we can all get behind in 2023!

Crazy Christmas at Mystery Hill

Crazy Christmas at Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill is offering unique experiences for Christmas such as the Elf Hunt to save Christmas! They are also offering the Yeti Attack, Lumberjack Hill, Professor Finnegan’s Old Time Christmas Photos, a Christmas Light Walk, and The Christmas Cube.

Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking

If you want to breathe in the crisp mountain air, or witness snowy top scenery, put on your boots and head out to some of our spectacular trails. Hiking during our winter months can be a great time to explore our mountains and provides a totally different experience. ...

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Starting mid-November, area tree farms are ready to help you find your perfect tree. Walk among the rows to find just the right height, width, and type! Local farms specialize in the well-loved Frasier Fir, but you can also find White Pine and Blue Spruce trees, wreaths, and garlands at farms in the High Country.

Family Friendly Choose & Cut Itinerary

Family Friendly Choose & Cut Itinerary

Head to Blowing Rock for a family friendly choose & cut tree experience. Start the trip off with a stroll in our festively lit downtown. Don’t miss a twinkle light with this itinerary designed to maximize family fun!

Snow Sports and the Holidays!

Snow Sports and the Holidays!

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock delivers with snowy slopes and outdoor ice skating for the holidays! Enjoy a variety of slopes and exciting terrain parks at this family-friendly resort.

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