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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...
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,...

Fall Photo: October 27, 2016

Now is the best time to enjoy the views from overlooks like The Blowing Rock attraction. The foliage in the John’s River Gorge is showing lots of beautiful shades of red and yellow. Over the weekend and in the coming days, this view will be spectacularly...

Fall Photo: October 23, 2016

Tweetsie Railroad is surrounded by ridges full of fall color. Saturday was windy, but there is still lots of foliage left on many trees at this elevation, as seen in this view. Tweetsie Railroad is open for one final weekend before the 2016 season closes! Tweetsie...

Fall Photo: October 19, 2016

Peak color is on display in areas around Blowing Rock. At Bass Lake, many of the water-side maples have dropped a lot of their leaves, while those on the ridge around Flat Top Manor are showing beautiful foliage. This maple along the north shore was glowing in the...