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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 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

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

Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain Camp

Friday August 2nd & Saturday August 3rd, 2013 attend the inaugural Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain!  The festival will feature the very best in live entertainment.  Some of the performers have local roots and we know they’re very excited

MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove: July 12-13

A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove will take place July 12 and 13, 2013 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, N.C., featuring

Top Hiking Trails

The high country is home to some of the most majestic views in the country. This is a list of the top hiking trails located in western North Carolina. There are beautiful waterfalls, gorges, and panoramic views along these trails.

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

The 1908 Jones House Music & Arts

On the National Historic Register, the Jones House was built in 1908 by Dr. John Walter Jones.  Located in the middle of downtown Boone, on King Street, the beautiful turn of the century house has the perfect location for a