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Birding in Blowing Rock

Birding in Blowing Rock

Nuthatch photo by Jesse Pope Blowing Rock is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and bordered by the Pisgah National Forest, providing close proximity and easy access to a multitude of habitats. This area of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides a home for about 160...

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Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Ride Starts in Blowing Rock!

Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Ride Starts in Blowing Rock!

The twenty-first annual Cycle NC Mountains To Coast ride will run from Blowing Rock to Atlantic Beach on September 28 to October 5, 2019.  Nearly 1,000 bicyclists are expected to participate in this unique ride. Weekend Schedule for Cycle NC Blowing Rock will...

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Sightseeing Points of View

Sightseeing Points of View

The Blue Ridge Parkway is  America's Favorite Drive, but there are lots of ways besides the family car to see the local sights. Try some of these on your next visit! Bicycle Rentals Want to ride the area without having to bring all your equipment? Or maybe you want to...

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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...

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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...

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Blowing Rock Fall Classic

Blowing Rock Fall Classic

**The 2018 event has been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. From the organizers: "Prudently we are cancelling the Blowing Rock Fall Classic due to impending weather. We are honoring our donation pledges to the groups that were prepared to help us... Thanks for your...

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Blowing Rock Trout Derby

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

**CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.Due to the health concerns associated with the Covid-19 virus and efforts to limit the possible transmission, The Town of Blowing Rock has made the decision to cancel all Town sponsored events until April 13, 2020. On or before that...

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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 Linville...

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Peaks and Gorges

Peaks and Gorges

The Blowing Rock is a rock formation that juts out over the John’s River Gorge at about 4000 feet above sea level. The views of the gorge and the Pisgah Forest are immense and breathtaking. The Blowing Rock is so named because of the constant winds that flume up from...

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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...

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