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5 Ways to Celebrate Spring only in the NC High Country

Spring NC High Country

5 Ways to Celebrate Spring only in the NC High Country When spring hits the High Country of North Carolina, everything comes alive!  The singing of the birds and croaking of the frogs sound like cheers from nature to get

Hike into the New Year at NC State Parks

Hike into the New Year at NC State Parks! To celebrate the 100th anniversary of North Carolina State Parks, many High Country NC State Parks will be hosting New Year’s Day hikes.  This is a great way to start a

High Country Arts & Crafts Festivals Month

Outdoor arts & crafts festivals and events abound during the month of August in the High Country of North Carolina.  With our cool summer temperatures and beautiful mountains, there is no better setting for an art display!  Here is a

Public Golf Courses near Boone, NC

Boone Golf Club Designed in 1959 by Ellis Maples, architect of some of the South’s finest courses, Boone Golf Club is portrayed to be one of the top rated public courses in the area. Open April-November. The course layout has

NC High Country Kid Friendly Rainy Day Activities

NC High Country Kid Friendly Rainy Day Activities

NC High Country Kid Friendly Rainy Day Activities BOONE & BLOWING ROCK AREA Gem Mining: Indoor mines with heated water are available at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine and Doc’s Rocks.   Mystery Hill: This unique entertainment center has five attractions under one roof

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

A Crossnore NC Day Trip

Located less than a half hour’s drive from Banner Elk, North Carolina, not only is Crossnore home to the school founded by Dr. Mary Martin Sloop in 1913 to help educate impoverished children, but also boasts a community filled with

Easter in the NC Mountains 2015

Easter in the NC mountains is a true delight!  You can enjoy the first signs of spring.  The crocus and daffodils will be popping up and the birds will be chirping and hopping about.  Bring your family up and make

NC High Country New Year’s Celebrations 2018

4th of July Celebrations- July 1-4 2017

The NC High Country New Years Celebrations 2018 are a great way to ring in the New Year!  There are activities for families and couples alike, both active and more traditional pursuits.  Here is our guide to the best ways

NC High Country Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Add to the NC mountain memories you are making with your family by visiting a pumpkin patch and/or corn maze!    Harvest Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Harvest farm is located in Valle Crucis North Carolina, almost next door