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PLACES TO GO FOR MINI-ADVENTURES IN THE BOONE AREA

The Boone area while being a recreational hotspot for both seasoned outdoor enthusiasts and beginner adventurers alike, is also full of locations where anyone can relax and have a low-key mini-adventure.

STATE PARKS 

In the Boone area, State Parks such as Grandfather Mountain and Elk Knob offer visitors the opportunity to engage in short and long hikes, camping, and views that can easily be reached through many newly constructed trails, providing any visitor the chance to hike in as fast as you hike out!

PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS  

At Boone Jaycees Park, and Junaluska Park, and the Tot Lot visitors have convenience paired with outdoor amenities such as grills, picnic tables, and playground equipment, making the Boone Area parks perfect places to spend a day in the sun.

 

 

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Blowing Rock

Located in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock Park offers a picnic shelter and tables, playground equipment and low .. more

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Located above Rescue Squad Building in the Mayor Joe Clark Recreation Center on Park Avenue. Year-round recreation program, .. more

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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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Boone

Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina State Parks System. Currently, it is in an interim .. more

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Green Valley Community Park is a multipurpose community park on the banks of the New River in Watauga County, North Carolina. The .. more

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Blowing Rock

A popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Julian Price Memorial Park, at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, near .. more

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Boone

Rocky Knob is an 185 acre park in Boone, NC. In 2010, Watauga County, in partnership with the Watauga County Tourism Development .. more

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Located at the Watauga County Recreation Complex, the Tot Lot features state-of-art playground equipment and separate play areas .. more

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The Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide a wide variety of quality recreational programming .. more

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Banner Elk

Wildcat Lake offers picnic facilities, including three shelters, play areas and a bath house to visitors. Wildcat Lake is .. more

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Featured Events

May 26

Art in the Park

5/26/18
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent; it'€s now… more
May 26

David Holt and The Lightning Bolts at

5/26/18
Performances at Noon and 3 p.m. David Holt and the Lightning Bolts enlivens old-time music with a new time jolt.… more
May 26

Mountain Home Music Memorial Day Salute

5/26/18
Kicking off the summer with Joe Shannon's Mountainhome Music's Memorial Day Weekend Concert is a tradition in the… more
Jun 15

Doc Watson Day Concert

6/15/18
The Jones House and the Town of Boone celebrate Doc Watson Day with a free concert dedicated to his memory. Every… more
Jun 24

Singing on the Mountain

6/24/18
The all-day gospel sing and fellowship returns to MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain for its 94th year. A dozen top… more
Jul 04

Boone 4th of July Parade

7/4/18
The Downtown Boone annual 4th of July parade travels east on King Street, starting at the intersection with Poplar… more
Jul 04

Fireworks Extravaganza

7/4/18
Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular events in the mountains.… more
Jul 04

Town of Boone Fireworks

7/4/18
Join in the festivities at Clawson/Burnley Park at 355 Hunting Hills Lane (off State Farm Rd.) starting with DJ music… more
Jul 12

63rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

7/12/18 – 7/15/18
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make… more
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