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High Country NC Mountain Attractions

In the High Country you can find a large assortment of attractions to please the whole family. This mountainous area has been hosting visitors for over a century,
and today includes such popular attractions as Grandfather Mountain, the original Mast General Store, Mystery Hill and many others. In addition, you’ll find unique farms, wineries and orchards to tour and sample.

NC High Country Attractions


The Historic Orchard at Altapass

Unspoiled family fun! Enjoy free live mountain music Wednesday through Sunday (May 1-November 1), hiking trails (open year-round), storytelling hayrides and guided walks, children's programs, craft demos, butterfly exhibit and garden, heritage apples in season, fudge, country store, breathtaking views, and more!

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Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Featuring a collection of North Carolina native plant material in an informal landscape design, for education and preservation.

See the Wrought Iron Gates made by Daniel Boone VI, a direct descendent of the great pioneer Daniel Boone.

Seasonal operation. Available for outdoor weddings.

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Swinging Bridge Blueberry & Christmas Tree Farm Tour

Take a walking Tour of a working Christmas tree farm! The 70 minute tour includes local history, a 3/4 mile hike, shearing demonstration, 48 foot long suspension bridge, blueberry operation, views of Grandfather, Snake and Elk Knob Mountains, passive solar, geothermal and hydro-powered energy orangery.

Adults $8. Children $5. Tours by appointment only. 12 minutes East of Boone. Call 828-264-5738 or 828-264-2030

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