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High Country Snow Sports

High Country Snow Sports

  Did you know there are three ski resorts in the High Country? And a snow tubing park! All season long, they supplement natural snowfall and maintain awesome conditions for your enjoyment. Local slopes are opening very soon, and the season generally runs through Mid-...
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...

Mountains to Sea Trail Birthday Hikes

Friends of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) invites hikers of all skill levels to help celebrate the trail’s 42nd birthday September 6-8. Join one of 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns across the state! From Cherokee to Nags Head, you’ll find hikes from one to...

32nd Annual Symphony By The Lake

Now in its 32nd year, the Symphony by the Lake will return to Chetola Resort for the centerpiece event of the summer on Friday, July 26th. The theme, A Journey of Imagination, will be reflected in the musical selections as well as the décor of some of the 30 patron...

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...