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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 2018

NC High Country Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

NC High Country Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes 2018 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 PatchHarvest farm is located

Fall Hawk Migration Viewing Sites- NC High Country

North Carolina Fall Hawk Migration Viewing Sites The NC High Country is a popular viewing area for hawk migrations due to the rocky outcroppings and mountain ridgelines that provide optimal wind currents for the hawks to ride as they head

Biking in the NC High Country

Whether you are training on the Blue Ridge Mountains, mountain biking, or just want to take a leisurely ride through the country to admire the mountains, the High Country is a great place to pedal.  Our cool temperatures, fresh air

Top 5 High Country Waterfalls & Swimming Holes

Even though the temperatures average in the 70’s during the summers here in the High Country, jumping in the cold mountain water can be hard to resist.  Some waterfalls are an easy walk right off the main road, while some

High Country Motorcycle Routes

With winding mountain roads, spectacular views, cool temperatures and reasonable speed limits, High Country motorcycle rides cannot be topped!  Here is a list of some routes through the High Country and along the Blue Ridge Parkway: US 221: BOONE, NC

Free Public Fishing Locations NC High Country

Public Fishing NC High Country

Public Fishing Locations NC High Country There are many great public fishing locations in the High Country of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson whether you are looking for trout fishing, fly-fishing spots, pier locations, or boat access. We

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