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Todd

Once one of the most booming burgs in the High Country-thanks to a prominent past as a timber town-Todd is now one of Watauga County's hidden treasures. The town that once roared with logging trains going in and out now has a quiet, rustic charm. Located on the New River, Todd offers some of the area's best opportunities for fishing and paddle sports. It's also a great spot for cycling, thanks to its timber harvesting past. To this day, Railroad Grade Road is as long and flat and scenic a bike ride as you can find.

The Historic Timber Town of Todd

Todd has many historic buildings including the Todd General Store. One step through the front door takes you back to the old days. Every Friday evening, the store hosts a traditional mountain music jam that attracts people from all over. There's story-telling on Tuesday evening, and book signings on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. Across the street from the store is a town park that hosts many musical shows on its stage.

Another great thing about Todd? Getting there or coming back winds you along some of the area's most scenic roads and leads to other great attractions. Elk Knob and New River, two of the High Country's four great State Parks, are a great part of a day that includes Todd. Don't miss this corner of the High Country. Check out our High Country Back Roads itineraries to explore a memorable route that takes you to Todd. 

Featured Events

Sep 21

Ghost Train

9/21/18 – 10/27/18
Visit all the frightfully entertaining Halloween attractions, and take a chilling journey through the night on the… more
Sep 21

Night Flight at Sky Valley

9/21/18
Starting in June 2018, the most daring adventurers can zip line under the stars with Night Flight at Sky Valley. This… more
Sep 21

Touchdown Boone

9/21/18
Experience the pre-game options in Boone at the annual Touchdown Boone events. These fun, family-friendly events have… more
Sep 22

App State Football vs. Gardner-Webb

9/22/18
Appalachian State Football vs. Gardner-Webb Heroes Day … more
Sep 28

App State Homecoming -- APPtoberfest

9/28/18
APPtoberfest and Homecoming Street Party (includes live music featuring Weekend Excursion, pep rally, alumni beer… more
Sep 28

App State Homecoming -- Homecoming

9/28/18
Homecoming Parade Date: Friday, September 28 Start Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Rivers Street and Downtown Boone… more
Sep 29

App State Homecoming -- ASU

9/29/18
Appalachian State Football vs. South Alabama Visit this link for the full Homecoming Schedule, or read… more
Oct 05

Shovels & Rope

10/5/18
Shovels and Rope are an American folk band from Charleston, South Carolina composed of Michael Trent and Cary Ann… more
Oct 13

Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort

10/13/18 – 10/14/18
We’ve got lots of reasons for you to grab your beer stein, put on your lederhosen or your dirndl, bring your… more
Oct 13

Todd New River Fall Festival

10/13/18
Todd New River Festival in will take place once again on the banks of the New River at Cook Memorial Park in Todd North… more
Oct 19

North Carolina Symphony

10/19/18
The North Carolina Symphony was founded in 1932 as America's first statewide orchestra. Each year, the Symphony… more
Oct 20

The Valle Country Fair

10/20/18
The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the… more
Nov 08

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

11/8/18
Over 50 years ago, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins and their tumultuous love affair was immortalized by Stills with… more
Nov 14

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

11/14/18
This world-renowned, folkloric ballet ensemble from Mexico City is beloved for its artistry and ability to captivate… more
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