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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.
 
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.

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Join Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation for tons of FREE fun with a full afternoon of spooky activities! From downtown trick-or-treating to the famous Monster March, this is among the best Halloween events for kids of ALL ages. Memorial Park, located right in the middle of downtown, is the center for all the fun!

High Country Halloween Roundup

High Country Halloween Roundup

There’s lot of Halloween fun in the High Country! Some is scary, some is just a little spooky.
Follow the title links for details about all these events!

8 Fun Picnic Spots in Blowing Rock

8 Fun Picnic Spots in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is an excellent place to go on a picnic. Whether you’re looking for a romantic date, a fun lunch with friends, or a family memory, a picnic can be a great option. We’ve compiled a list of picnic locations in and around Blowing Rock that are beautiful and versatile! 

8 Main Street Shopping Secrets in Blowing Rock

8 Main Street Shopping Secrets in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock has many great shops on Main Street, but there are a few stores that are hidden or have secrets that many people do not know about! We’ve compiled a list of shopping secrets that are sure to be useful to new visitors, repeat visitors, or even residents!

Monday Night Concert Series Returns

Monday Night Concert Series Returns

How it began   The Monday Night Concert Series is steeped in local history. It begins with the Farm House Inn and Restaurant, a Blowing Rock staple from the 1950’s until 1997. Blowing Rock has many amazing restaurants, but The Farm House Inn stands out in...

A Mountain Getaway: Three Things To Do in Blowing Rock This Summer

A Mountain Getaway: Three Things To Do in Blowing Rock This Summer

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and nestled along ridges against the Pisgah National Forest, Blowing Rock is a Rockwell-esque town with rugged nature in its backyard. Offering the feeling of seclusion without isolation and the quality of being old-fashioned but not...

Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is home to several waterfalls, and there are even more to be found in the nearby region. See below for directions to more than a dozen waterfall viewing sites. Several require hiking, so they are arranged by trail difficulty. Each of these falls is...

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Welcome to Mystery Hill! This local attraction has been in operation for over 70 years, and is operated by the Underwood family. Four generations of the family have worked at Mystery Hill; the current patriarch, Wayne, was 10 years old when his father, RJ, purchased...

5 Great Hikes to Enjoy

5 Great Hikes to Enjoy

Hiking is one of the best ways to see the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are countless trails in the area, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the myriad destination hikes and the 26 mile network at Moses Cone Park, to local sections of the...

Water Adventure

Water Adventure

Are you looking for a place by the water to enjoy the view? Perhaps you’d like to cool off on a warm Blue Ridge day. The Blowing Rock area features lots of places where water and related activities are the main attraction. Canoeing and kayaking are very popular on...

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

You’ve crossed Grandfather’s Mile-High Swinging Bridge and been hiking at Bass Lake, enjoyed a show at the Shaefer Center and ridden the rails at Tweetsie, and now you’re looking for more. Or perhaps you just like to find those out-of-the-way gems first. Below, we’ve outlined a great weekend of activities and sights that are sometimes overlooked, but should definitely be experienced! You’ll get a good dose of local history, culture, and personality, as well as leg-stretching activity with this lineup.

Blowing Rock Winterfest: Socially Distanced Edition

Blowing Rock Winterfest: Socially Distanced Edition

Blowing Rock WinterFest was created to  celebrate the the fun side of a chilly, sleepy season. As we all look for ways to enjoy the outdoors and find little things to celebrate in 2021, WinterFest invites everyone to do just that! Though the festival will look...

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...

Favorite Kids Activities in Blowing Rock

Favorite Kids Activities in Blowing Rock

We asked some local kids and teens about their favorite summer things to do around Blowing Rock. Here's what they told us! -Porter, age 5, said his favorite things are fishing at Broyhill Park, riding down the water slide at the [Robbins] Pool, and kayaking [at Price...

6+ Ways To Cool Off This Summer In Blowing Rock

6+ Ways To Cool Off This Summer In Blowing Rock

1.Waterfall HuntingGetting close to water is a great way to cool off, and few experiences are as exhilarating as getting close to a waterfall. Hikes vary from easy to strenuous, and a handful of area waterfalls even have a swimming hole. Blowing Rock has waterfalls...

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