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NC High Country Solar Eclipse

North Carolina Boone NC Solar Eclipse

The NC High Country Solar Eclipse will not be a full eclipse. The Boone, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, Beech Mountain and the High Country Blue Ridge Parkway area will have a 96% solar eclipse.  Remember not

Top 5 Winter Hikes in the NC High Country

NC High Country Top 5 Winter Hikes

Top 5 Winter Hikes in the NC High Country: The winter can be a great time to hike in the NC Mountains.  The lack of humidity in the air and leaves on the trees can create endless crystal clear views. 

Music in the NC High Country

If you want to hear some great (and mostly free!) local music in the Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson North Carolina area, you are in luck!  The NC High Country has many music venues featuring local artists all

Top 10 NC High Country Winter Outdoor Activities (Family Friendly)

Top 10 NC High Country Winter Outdoor Activities (Family Friendly) Don’t ski or snowboard? Feeling trapped inside during the winter?  Have no fear, the NC High Country is here!  Here is our Top 10 winter outdoor activities that do not

NC High Country Fall Color Guide

NC High Country Fall Color Guide

NC High Country Fall Color Guide CURRENT COLOR REPORTSThe High Country of North Carolina offers the best in Leaf Peeping.  Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway with its views of peaks and valleys and visiting the small towns of the Blue

Showy Blooms of the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is home to many unique species of flowers and shrubs that can not be found in many other locations around the world! From Catawba Rhododendron to Fire Pink flowers, there are many natural beauties to see

NC Mountains Camping

Camping in the North Carolina Mountains is one of the most popular activities along the Blue Ridge Parkway!  The cool summer temperatures and easy access to other outdoor activities make the High Country Region your best stop for camping.  When

Blue Ridge Parkway Campground and Restroom Opening Schedule

While winter is a great time to enjoy the solitude of the parkway, the spring and summer seasons remain the most popular.  Campgrounds, concession facilities and picnic areas open to the public throughout the month of May 2014.  Here is


(Asheville, NC) –  The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce its 2014 season opening schedule. The current schedule for open facilities is presented below and calls for most areas, unless noted otherwise, to be fully operational by May 9,

5 Reasons to Hike in Winter

Hiking in the North Carolina High Country is a popular activity that the area is known for.  The trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Grandfather Mountain State Park International Biosphere, and other spectacular North Carolina State Parks can provide