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 flat and scenic a bike ride as you can find.
The town park, Walter & Annie Cook Memorial Park, hosts many musical shows on its stage, including a Summer Music Series. The town also holds The Todd Liberty Parade, with colorfully dressed community members marching through the streets each year on July 4th.
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.