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WINE, BEER AND SPIRITS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY

  History The High Country of North Carolina has always held great talent in the wine and spirits industry. Did you know that at the beginning of the 20th century, North Carolina produced more wine than any other state in

Flat Rock Trail

If you’re looking for a trail in the High Country area requiring only a moderate effort but offering a reward of a top-notch view, the Flat Rock Trail is for you.  A fairly easy slightly uphill walk of less than

Crabtree Falls

A scenic hour-and-20-minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Boone/Blowing Rock area will provide High Country visitors with a scenic hike to Crabtree Falls.  The journey south to the 340-mile mark provides several bonuses as the rider crosses

Farmers Markets

Visiting a local farmers market is one of the best ways to get to know the local people, culture and flavor of the High Country. You may pick up a local recipe or see a native flowering plant that only

Dog Friendly NC High Country

Dog Friendly NC High Country

DOG FRIENDLY NC HIGH COUNTRY The High Country of North Carolina is definitely a pet friendly vacation destination. You will find dogs walking in the downtown areas and the trails of Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro any day

Visit the Top 10 High Elevations in the High Country

Top 10 Elevations in the High Country

As our namesake implies, when you visit the High Country, you are never far from a high elevation with a great vista. Many of the highest points are surprisingly easy to access by car or by path. Mount Mitchell (6,684

Mountain Fun For Preschoolers

tweetsie railroad

The High Country is a great place for people of all ages, but for preschoolers, it’s magical! Tweetsie Railroad, a wild west theme park,  is a great place for preschool aged children. The train is a big hit with many

History on a Hayride: The Orchard at Altapass, Apples and So Much More!

Situated on the Blue Ridge Parkway atop the Eastern Continental Divide, the Orchard at Altapass is a great place for folks of all ages to visit a working orchard and learn about everything from the harvest time of the Stayman-Winesap

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend recounts the famous 1860’s lovers’ triangle tale that became one of the nation’s first highly publicized crimes of passion. Performed outdoors at Fort Hamby Amphitheatre, the drama brings to life the romance, jealousy, and mystery surrounding

Hickory Ridge Homestead Preserves Yesterday

At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum you can learn what life was like in the 1700s as our country was formed and expanded. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is located on the grounds of Horn in the West, the

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