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New River Paddle Trail

drift along one of north america's oldest rivers This graceful river flows northward and is one of the few rivers in the country to do so. The quiet stream gets its start in the mountains near Blowing Rock, then meanders through the Blue Ridge Mountains before exiting the state near Todd. Its gentle…

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Wineries & Waterfalls

A Three-Day, Photo-Worthy Adventure Through the Appalachian High Country AVA With the Appalachian High Country officially becoming part of the American Viticultural Association in 2016, our area's award-winning wineries have become a must-do for any oenophile looking to experience the unique taste…

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Preservation Pro Tips with Kelly McCoy

Explore Boone sat down with Kelly McCoy of RiverGirl Fishing Company to find out how she practices the 7 Leave No Trace principles in her daily life as a fly fishing, kayak, canoe, and tubing outfitter. She also offers helpful tips for getting on the river in the High Country, the best time of year…

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Your Summer Bucket List in the Boone Area

As the weather begins to warm across the state, Boone's pleasant, high-elevation climate provides some of the Southeast's coolest temperatures. When the rest of North Carolina's average highs reach a sweltering 91ºF, the Boone area offers a welcome reprieve with average highs around 78ºF. This…

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Wade into a New Spring Adventure

A Guide to Fly Fishing the NC High Country Few things are more rejuvenating than standing in a crisp Appalachian Mountain stream with a slow and steady trickling of water eddying around your legs. The longer you stay in the river, the more in tune with it you’ll become. There’s a gentle pull of the…

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Exploring Boone with Four-Legged Friends

We're avid animal lovers here in the Boone Area and firmly believe that furry friends need a vacation just like the rest of us! Follow this guide to discover the wealth of enjoyment that will be had when you embark on a floof-friendly adventure to Boone. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find a…

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Boone Hikes for Every Season

With a new year comes new adventures! Now is the perfect time to kick-start those resolutions and explore some of the best trails in Boone and the surrounding area. With over 100 trails nearby, it can be hard to narrow down those bucket-list-worthy hikes. That’s why we’ve identified three different…

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8 Awesome Disc Golf Courses near Boone

Cover photo courtesy of Sam Dean Photography. Disc Golf is a laid-back outdoor activity that has been steadily growing in popularity and is enjoyed by folks of all ages. Similar to traditional golf, the sport is played on a course with 18 targets, known as baskets, with the goal of completing each…

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The Eco-conscious Travelers' Guide to Boone

The raw beauty of the outdoors and endless adventures around Boone tend to attract lovers of awe-inspiring outdoor expeditions. No matter if you are a seasoned outdoors person seeking out adventure everywhere, or are newly falling in love with sights and sounds of nature, Boone delivers. Much of the…

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Bike to Boone's Brews

Biking + Beers + Boone = The Perfect Summer Adventure With the nationwide explosion of craft brewing, North Carolina has become home to the largest number of craft breweries in the American South. This beer revolution made its way to Boone in 2013 when Appalachian Mountain Brewery first opened its…

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