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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.
 
Sledding Near Blowing Rock

Sledding Near Blowing Rock

When a fresh blanket of snow covers the local hills and slopes, sledding is a major activity! Nothing compares to the feeling of flying so close to the ground, over the fresh-packed powder. From bunny hills fit for the littlest sledders, to bigger runs for the...

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...

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. Appalachian Ski Mountain will...

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Get your tree and everything to go under it in Blowing Rock! 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,...

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

It's 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 to turn your...

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...

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...

Festive Events Abound in Blowing Rock During the Holiday Season

If you visit Blowing Rock between Thanksgiving and New Years, you’ll find great natural beauty, a Norman Rockwell-esque downtown decorated and lighted for the season, unique shops and restaurants, and numerous holiday-themed events filling the calendar. And if you’re...

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...

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...

Rainy Day Fun

Rainy Day Fun

Blowing Rock and the High Country are known for being outdoor destinations, so rainy days can stump folks looking for entertainment. But there's still LOTS to do in the area! We've listed over 40 links below as suggestions to enjoy a rainy day around here. If it’s a...

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...

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. Morning: Tweetsie Railroad The park opens at 9am so you can get the day started right with...

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

Blowing Rock's Concert in the Park Series is an annual set of free outdoor concerts. Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, the performances offer entertainment from a variety of musical genres. Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to...

Area Hiking Trails

Area Hiking Trails

  Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway Adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is the perfect place to begin your hiking adventure. Also nearby is Grandfather Mountain, 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...

Gem Mining

The Blue Ridge Mountains have a rich history of mining for the valuable resources found deep in the local earth. Hidden in the complex layers of rock that form these mountains are myriad deposits of minerals and gems. In addition to useful materials like quartz and...