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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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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

285 Mountain Bike Way, Boone, NC • Rocky Knob is an 185 acre park in Boone, NC. In 2010, Watauga County, in partnership with .. 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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815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
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