Whether you are training on the Blue Ridge Mountains, mountain biking, or just want to take a leisurely ride through the country to admire the mountains, the High Country is…
Even though the temperatures average in the 70’s during the summers here in the High Country, jumping in the cold mountain water can be hard to resist. Some waterfalls are…
(Asheville, NC) - The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce its 2014 season opening schedule. The current schedule for open facilities is presented below…
After 52 years of construction, the Blue Ridge Parkway was completed in September 1987.Ground was broken on September 11, 1935 at Cumberland Knob, North Carolina,…
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Bike in the cool summer breeze! Check out this list of trails and gps maps of the best rides in the NC Mountains
Bicycling, Mountain Biking in North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain, Todd, Fleetwood
Sunset on the Viaduct
April is bird watching month! Here is the insiders guide to where to bird watch in the mountains of NC
Birding or birdwatching is a popular pastime for many visitors to the High Country in the North Carolina mountains.
Fishing Season is only 3 weeks away! Here is the insiders guide to where to fish in the mountains of NC
There are many great public fishing locations in the High Country whether you are looking for fly-fishing spots, pier locations, or boat access. We have a large variety of fish ranging from Rainbow Trout to Largemouth Bass.
Riverside Country Store
Those in the High Country woke up to a snowy surprise this morning. Happy March!
The Apple Barn at Cone Manor
See what its like to drive across the viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway!
Suffer the Little Children, E.H. Sloop Chapel, Crossnore School, Crossnore, NC.
Ideas of things to do next weekend in NC mountains with kids? So sad tweetsie railroad is closed. :(
Wilbur appreciates his temporary home!
Drive into blue sky on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Photo by Kevin Senter, The Traveling Photographer www.highcountryparkway.com
Feel on top of the world in the NC High Country! (Photo courtesy Grandfather Mountain) www.MountainsofNC.com
The parkway from NC 80 to Mt. Mitchell was closed due to more snow yesterday morning so I had a little fun walking the road
Enjoy a view from a cozy cabin like this one at Foscoe Rentals with your Valentine! Visit www.MountainsofNC.com or call a travel counselor at 800-438-7500
Florence Thomas Art School has released its 2014 schedule of art workshops - there is something for everyone - all ages and abilities! www.FlorenceArtSchool.org
Here is a pic to warm up your day of the Blue Ridge Parkway last summer! www.highcountryparkway.com
Look who is headlining MerleFest April 24-27 in the High Country! Plan your trip here: http://www.highcountryhost.com
The music festival known as MerleFest is a celebration of Traditional Music, and the organizer of the North Carolina event have pulled o
Crestoa View on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Did you know that Linville Gorge is the deepest gorge in the eastern US? This overlook, called Wiseman's View, is only a 20 minute drive off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Linville, NC. (Photo by Kevin Senter) http://www.highcountryparkway.com
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Boone, NC 28607
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