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Outdoor Adventure Tours

Year-round activities abound in the High Country- hiking, canoeing or boating, mountain biking, road cycling, ziplining, rock climbing and bouldering – are just a few adventures visitors of all ages can enjoy! Paddling and hiking in the summer are wonderful,as you explore the scenery and enjoy some of the most pleasantly mild weather in the SE United States. Whether you’re camping for a weekend, or just enjoying a quick stroll along a leg-stretching trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is hard to imagine a better way to experience this glorious mountain region than immersing yourself in outdoor activities. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture quick pictures of wildlife along the trail and expansive vistas from the mountaintops.


High Mountain Expeditions

White water rafting NC with over 30 years of experience! Guiding adventurous travelers to some of the world's most spectacular places, High Mountain Expeditions has crafted what we consider to be the best adventures in the world. We are experts in Nolichucky River Rafting, Watauga River Rafting, Wilson Creek Rafting, New River Tubing, Hiking and Caving.

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Hawksnest Whitewater Rafting

Hawksnest Whitewater Rafting offers fully guided whitewater rafting trips on the Watauga and Nolichucky Rivers!

Open Memorial Day Weekend- Fall. Book online now.

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Holston River Fishing Guides

Offering guided fishing, hiking and camping trips in Boone and the surrounding area.
15+ years experience guiding in NC, TN, and VA.
Specializing in guided fly-fishing trips and schools

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is proud to support the Blue Ridge Parkway, the extraordinary environment that connects the spirit of countless people through a twisting ribbon of mountain road. We are a strong defender of the Parkway, funding needed projects that enhance and protect the natural, cultural, historic and recreational qualities that make the Blue Ridge Parkway an American treasure. Our primary objectives are to enhance the Parkway experience and help preserve its scenic quality and assure that the traditions and beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway can be forever realized and shared. We work closely with the National Park Service to identify and prioritize needed projects and programs that preserve the past, enhance the present and safeguard the future of America?s Favorite Journey�.

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River and Earth Adventures, Inc

Guided Wilderness adventures and eco-education.

Whitewater rafting: on the Watauga and French Broad Rivers

Caving: our highest adventure trip. It is truly a wild cave!

Canoes, tube, and kayaks rentals and shuttles: on the Watauga and New Rivers

Climbing in the National Forest with highly trained guides.

Exclusive whitewater paddling school: be taught by the best in the region.

Guided hikes: custom trips just for you and your interest!

Adventures offered year round. Guide owned and operated. Visit our gem mine out back of the Boone Outpost.

Also call for details on shuttle services for weddings and other gatherings!

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Blue Ridge Parkway Association

The Blue Ridge Parkway Association, founded 70 years ago, is the officially designated marketing partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The BRPA published the print Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner and Blue Ridge Parkway Map, as well providing the free app Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner, along with maps and other free travel resources for BRP visitors at

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Rock Dimensions Climbing Guides

Based inside Footsloggers store in downtown Boone, also the location of the 40' outdoor Climbing Tower. Fun for families and all ages!

Half-day and full day Rock Climbing trips with experienced, PCIA certified guides. No experience necessary!

The Discovery Course in Blowing Rock is a 3-level circular shaped High Ropes/Challenge Course with exciting Zipline and Giant Swing exits!

Guided Caving trips through a natural limestone cave.

Summer Day Camps for all ages. Trips are instructional and fun, with all equipment provided.

Explore your Vertical World!

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The Speckled Trout Outfitters

The Speckled Trout Outfitters, located in Blowing Rock NC, offer:

- Guided Fishing: Float & Wade Trips
- Casting Lessons: for fly fishing
- Guided hikes & hunting

Experience breathtaking rivers, trails and terrains with us! Conveniently located in downtown Blowing Rock in partnership with The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottleshop.

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Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster Take a ride down Wilderness Run’s Alpine Coaster! To ride the coaster, you must be 3 y/o, 38 inches, and ready to have fun! Bring the family & come adventure!

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