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Top New Summer Activities

Come to the High Country every summer to escape the heat?  Try these new activities that are fun for the entire family!

Mystery Hill Tomahawk Throwing

Mystery Hill Tomahawk Throwing

Experience a true mountain sport with frontier tomahawk throwing! Rightfully located beside the Dougherty House, which houses one of the largest arrowhead collections in the world, the tomahawk throwing platform features large wood blocks and traditional tomahawks.  Compete against your friends and family to discover who is the true frontiersman.  Find out more at

Doc Watson Museum Sugar Grove NC

Doc Watson Museum

High Country Native musician Doc Watson was an award winning guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music.  The museum is a tribute to his life and features many of his possessions and memorabilia from his performances. 

Housed in the historic Cove Creek rock schoolhouse just outside of Boone, the museum is open by appointment only.  Call 828-297-2200 to book a tour.

Beech Mountain Summer Tubing and Roller Skating

Beech Mountain Summer Tubing and Roller Skating

Atop Beech Mountain, Eastern America's Highest Town, you will find two new outdoor activities this summer. Try out the new 150-foot-long dry summer tubing track for a thrill!  Or have some old-fashioned fun on the open air roller skating rink.


Horton Hotel Rooftop Lounge

End your day relaxing on the new (and only) rooftop lounge in the High Country. Take in 360 degree views of Howard's Knob, Appalachian State University and downtown Boone over shared plates, craft beverages and specialty beers and wines.  (And if you feel like staying for the night, visit the boutique hotel downstairs!)

Heritage Square Wilkesboro NC

Heritage Square Wilkesboro NC

The new Heritage Square in downtown Wilkesboro features plenty of outdoor fun!  Kids can cool off on the splash pad that is designed to look like the "Ohio Star" quilt pattern. Next door, listen to live music at the Carolina Pavilion Stage and shop at the open air vendor market on Fridays. Find out more HERE


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