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Introduction Explore Boone’s website, blog, and social media accounts are intended to be a space to share, discuss and discover helpful or interesting information about the Boone area, as well as connect travelers and cultivate experiences from folks who have visited the area. We want everyone to be…

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Cam's Awe Inspiring Bucket List for Boone

Cover Photo by Hugh Morton | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State University's star running back, has a busy schedule. Between practice, classes, home and away games, and building awesome partnerships, he has to make the most of his limited time off. That's…

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Boone's Best Pumpkin Farms and Corn Mazes

Fall is here, and these farms and attractions are the Boone area's very best. It's that time of year, and certainly a favorite, to deck out family domains with the fruits of the season. As soon as you detect fall in the air, get outside for the day, find the cheekiest jack-o-lantern, get lost in a…

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Camerun Peoples Shares Boone's Hidden Gems

Cover Photo: Sunrise at Caldwell Community College in Boone by Hope Thingelstad As running back for Appalachian State University's football team, Camerun Peoples has spent the past four years getting to know and love the Boone area. While he's not on the gridiron driving the ball towards the end…

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5 Scenic Drives in the Boone Area for Fall

Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Finding the perfect views to catch peak foliage in the Boone Area is easy. These scenic drives below will help you choose the best places to see nature's display. Blue Ridge Parkway -- Along "America's Favorite Drive" in N.C.'s…

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Exploring Boone with Four-Legged Friends

After spending the past year staying safe, socially distancing, and only travelling when necessary, the anticipation of leisure vacationing is at an all-time high! No one wants to leave their beloved pet behind on family vacations, so we thought we would highlight some of the best pet-friendly…

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Hike, Kayak, and Climb Your Way to Colorful Fall Vistas

Find plenty of outdoor adventures in Boone, NC, to help you soak up fall's final colors of the season. Trek Down Waterfall Trails From Boone, follow the Blue Ridge Parkway north to milepost 271.9 and Cascade Falls. The hike is a half-mile in to view the falls from two overlooks. Or, head south on…

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Celebrate Fall Harvest in a Foodie Haven

Header photo by Michelle Lyerly. Savor the flavors of fall at one of Boone's best dining spots. Start with small plates and cocktails at The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge in downtown Boone. Booneshine Brewery's specialty smoked meats go perfectly with seasonal craft beer. Carb-load at Basil's Deli…

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Shop Three Downtown Boone Artist Co-Ops

Three artisan craft co-ops in downtown Boone are perfect for finding locally-made art for souvenirs or gifts. Browse original hand-crafted items, such as leather goods, pottery, baby gifts, jewelry, woven or knitted items, and more at Hands Gallery, Doe Ridge Pottery, and Common Good Co. These…

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