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Top 10 (different) summer activities with kids in the NC High Country

Top 10 (different) kid activities in the NC High Country If you have visited the NC High Country towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain and West Jefferson with your family, you know that one visit is not

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

NC High Country Rainy Day Activities

NC High Country Rainy Day Activities: Expecting snow or sunshine but the rainy weather got you down? We’ve got you covered! There are plenty of activities that you can only do in the NC High Country to fill your time

Critter Crawl 5K registration opens March 3

Registration opens March 3 for Grandfather Mountain’s third annual Critter Crawl, a challenging 5K race set for June 7.   The race begins in MacRae Meadows and gains more than 900 feet in elevation as it climbs Grandfather Mountain, winds


On Saturday, October 26 Grandfather Mountain visitors will be in for a scare as our park opens its doors to trick-or-treaters for a Beary Scary Halloween celebration! Families and children of all ages will be able to experience the beauty

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 PatchHarvest farm is located in Valle Crucis North Carolina, almost next door to

Tweetsie’s Ghost Train Halloween Festival- Sept 27-Nov 2

Tweetsie Ghost Train Blowing Rock September 25-October 31

For a family-friendly, yet frighteningly good time, experience Tweetsie Railroad’s 24th annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival. The celebration begins September 27th and continues every Friday and Saturday night through November 2nd. Guests of all ages will enjoy spooktacular family fun

Mile High Kite Festival, Beech Mountain- Sept 1-2 2018

Mile High Kite Festival Beech Mountain NC

Mile High Kite Festival Beech Mountain NC- Sept 1-2 2018 ABOUT: The Mile High Kite Festival, Beech Mountain, NC is Sept 1-2, 2018 in the town meadow. Located at more than 5,000 feet in elevation, the high-altitude meadow makes it


When visiting the High Country with children, you will want to take advantage of the great outdoors (weather permitting). Our cool climates in the summer and fresh air make the national, state and local parks in the High Country ideal

Teen Adventure in the High Country

Traveling with teenagers can be a trying experience. Many teens are simply bored of the same ole, same ole. But not in the High Country! Our outdoor adventure is hugely popular with kids and adults, especially those sometimes hard-to-please teenagers.