We asked some local kids and teens about their favorite summer things to do around Blowing Rock. Here’s what they told us!

Parents of these children also mentioned beloved pastimes like playing with frisbees at Price Park Picnic Area, riding the kids’ zipline at Sky Valley Zip Tours, visiting the Fossil Museum at Doc’s Rocks, and picnicking in Memorial Park. And, of course, every parent was sure their kid would say Tweetsie Railroad!

Many of the favorite kids activities mentioned here are free or low-cost, and it’s clear that most kids just want to get outside and play! Blowing Rock has excellent parks, and the Blue Ridge Parkway offers so much so nearby. Come and bring the family soon!

For more on local attractions, like Tweetsie Railroad and Grandfather Mountain, click here.

Recreational services like horseback riding, ziplining, and more can be found here!