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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

Mar 23

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

3/22/19 – 3/23/19
One of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs… more
Mar 23

Meltdown Games

3/23/19 – 3/24/19
Winter isn’t over until we say it is. Come enjoy Appalachian’s classic end of the winter celebration on… more
Apr 05

The World of Musicals

4/5/19
The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This captivating production is an emotional… more
Apr 06

40th Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby

4/6/19
The 40th Annual Derby begins at sunrise on Saturday, prizes awarded at 4:30 pm. Win prizes for biggest fish in separate… more
Apr 25

MerleFest 2019

4/25/19 – 4/28/19
MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, is an annual homecoming of musicians and music… more
May 02

SAVOR Blowing Rock

5/2/19 – 5/5/19
A four-day celebration of wine, craft beer, fine cuisine and entertainment, featuring lectures, art classes, cooking… more
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