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

Oct 28

Ghost Train Halloween Festival at

9/23/16 – 10/29/16
Friday and Saturday evenings, September 23 through October 29, 7:30 pm to 11:30pm, all aboard Tweetsie’s Ghost… more
Oct 29

Beary Scary Halloween

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather Mountain with crafts, nature programs, trick-or-treating and a costume contest.… more
Oct 29

The Haunting of Hickory Ridge

Are you tired of fake haunted trails and corn mazes? Then you need to visit the High Country's only certified haunted… more
Nov 11

The SteelDrivers

Winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, the Nashville-based SteelDrivers have captivated audiences… more
Nov 25

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the

Santa, hot chocolate, carols, and the ceremonial Lighting of the Town Tree! Entertainment in the park and family fun… more
Nov 26

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

Be present at 10:00 a.m. to watch us unload the wood kiln, and them make your selection. tems in the wood kiln will… more
Nov 26

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Annual holiday celebration on Main Street in Blowing Rock. … more
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