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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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Community Guidelines

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 former star running back who is now signed with the Carolina Panthers, had to make the most of his very limited time off during his four years in Boone. That's why Cam wants…

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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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First Blush of Peak Fall Color

Southern Living Magazine recently named Boone and Blowing Rock two of the South's Best Small Towns for 2020. A visit to these Blue Ridge Mountain towns reveals 250 years of history, amazing long-range vistas, award-winning eateries, vintners, and craft breweries, with plenty of outdoor adventures to…

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24 Hours in Boone, NC

Photo: A view of downtown Boone from the Rooftop Lounge of Horton Hotel We thought visitors to the blog would enjoy this entry by Sheri Moretz for the Mast General Store blog. It is filled with great ideas for a visit to downtown Boone. "The mayor of Banner Elk proclaimed on the day the East…

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