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New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region

New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region  Two cultural heritage trails developed by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area will give your visit to the High Country of Western North Carolina new meaning.  Here is a list of sites

West Jefferson NC Day Trip

One of the best towns in the North Carolina High Country to visit in the fall is West Jefferson.  The town of West Jefferson was awarded NC Small Town Award of Merit in 2013 for its beautiful streetscape design.  It

A Valle Crucis Day Trip

Even though the “Valle” is only 10 minutes from Boone off North Carolina Highway 105, spending the day in Valle Crucis is a step back in time.  The community developed in the 1800’s and centered around the Watauga River, lush

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

Top 5 Creative Valentine’s Day Activities

Want to wow your Valentine with more than the usual dinner and box of candies?  Rent a cabin and warm up by the fireplace in the North Carolina High Country for the weekend and create a memorable getaway with our

Grandfather Mountain State Park Activities June 2013

Grandfather Mountain State Park is the newest North Carolina State park.  Created in 2008, the state park service acquired the 2,456 acres along the crest of Grandfather Mountain, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Linville.  The park offers 13

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

Historic Inns of the High Country

Green Park Inn Since opening in 1891 the Green Park Inn has lodged some of the most powerful and famous people in the world. Marilyn Monroe, John D. Rockefeller, and Presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge have all been guests

Dog Friendly NC High Country

Dog Friendly NC High Country

DOG FRIENDLY NC HIGH COUNTRY The High Country of North Carolina is definitely a pet friendly vacation destination. You will find dogs walking in the downtown areas and the trails of Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro any day

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