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Memorial Day Top 5 Things to Do in the High Country


Many of our attractions have reopened just in time for the holiday weekend!  Here are our Top 5:

  1. ZIPLINE
    All ziplines have reopened and there is no better way to take in the bright spring green leaves and blooms! Remember to book your trip in advance online. Find a list of area ziplines HERE


  2. CANOE & KAYAK
    Listen to the spring frogs and see plenty of birds and wildlife with a ride on one of our rivers.  Many local outfitters are running specials this weekend and are offering exclusive one-family trips for your safety.  Find a list of area outfitters HERE

 

  1. FARMERS MARKETS
    The local farmers markets have lots to offer in the spring! From fresh flowers to gourmet cheeses to crispy lettuce, there is a fresh find for you at our outdoor markets.  Find a list of area Farmers Markets HERE

 

  1. GEM MINING
    Gem Mining is an exciting way to spend time together during a spring rain shower-- and we are sure to have one every day this time of year! Many area gem mines have outdoor covered flumes to allow safe distancing as well. Find a list of area Gem Mines HERE


  2. HIKING
    The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina State Parks and town parks and greenways are now open to visitors. From short waterfall hikes to day long view hikes, there is a hike for you!  Find more information on hiking trails HERE

 

**BONUS: The Tanger Outlets of Blowing Rock are hosting a Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale complete with a food truck. Find details HERE

*For more detailed information on current openings, closures and restrictions in the NC High Country, click HERE

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