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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

Jul 21

K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs

7/21/18 – 7/29/18
These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at half-time shows and on television. First-come,… more
Jul 21

The Hot Sardines

7/21/18
"One of the best jazz bands in New York today" (Forbes) makes its debut at Schaefer Center where they… more
Jul 24

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show -

7/24/18 – 7/29/18
The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is among the oldest continually operating horse shows in America, held on grounds… more
Jul 26

Rhiannon Giddens

7/26/18
Singer-Songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder and front woman of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina… more
Jul 27

Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time

7/27/18 – 7/28/18
This annual convention brings top notch musicians and enthusiastic audiences together for two days of traditional… more
Jul 28

BODYTRAFFIC

7/28/18
Named "the company of the future" by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine's 25 to… more
Jul 30

Live eTown Radio Show Taping

7/30/18
This special event is co-hosted by Appalachian State University's Energy Summit and An Applachian Summer Festival… more
Aug 04

Kristin Chenoweth

8/4/18
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage to… more
Aug 25

11th Annual High Country Beer Fest

8/25/18
The 11th annual High Country Beer Fest is slated for Saturday, August 25 this year with another amazing lineup of… more
Aug 25

Railroad Heritage Weekend

8/25/18 – 8/26/18
A unique weekend celebrating the history of Tweetsie Railroad, the ET&WNC Railroad, and mountain culture. This year… more
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815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
(T) 828-266-1345  •  (F) 828-266-1346
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