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Bird Watching

WORLD CLASS BIRDING IN THE BOONE AREA

 

The Blue Ridge is a globally significant flyway, and enthusiastic birders flock to the Boone Area to use the Blue Ridge Parkway as their balcony seat on world-class avian migrations. The Boone Area is home to a variety of endangered birds such as the peregrine falcon and the saw-whet owl.

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Birder Friendly Community Our unique geographic setting provides both breeding and wintering grounds for many birds, making the High Country, and the state of North Carolina, a premiere birding destination.more

The Boone Area has many easy to reach birding sites while Grandfather Mountain, and Beech Mountain offer optimal conditions for bird watching for experienced birders and novices.

The Boone Greenway is a backcountry setting right in town, making it a premier place for birding, as well as hiking and biking. The Greenway has a diverse trail system, where gravel and natural suface trails complement a wonderful assortment of paved riverside walks and rides. Once there, interpretive signs at the Clawson Burnley Park trailhead mark where the river and wetlands make for great birding and nature study. There are also plentiful picnic spots and a rustic, historic ruin of the area's first hydroelectric generating station. 

 

 

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Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park .. more

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Blue Ridge Parkway

The Boone Fork Falls is located on the strenuous 5-mile loop of the Boone Fork Trail. Boone Fork Falls is located on the Blue .. more

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Blowing Rock

The Glen Burney Trail in Blowing Rock offers a rugged experience just steps from Main Street! Decending 800 feet into the John's .. more

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Blowing Rock

The Trout Lake Trail is an easy, 1-mile pathway teeming with wildlife. Set in an impressive hemlock-dominated cove forest with .. more

 

 

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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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