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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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A Romantic Winter Getaway in Boone, NC

Rekindle Your Relationship in the Heart of the High Country Be it Valentine’s Day or just a well-deserved retreat from your day-to-day routine, Boone is the perfect place to sweep your loved one off their feet. Our charming mountain town is a sublime setting for romance any time of the year, but the…

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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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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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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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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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10 Ways to Find Frugal Fun in Boone, N.C.

Let's face it: vacations can thin out your wallet. The trick to stretching your dollars and maximizing your family's fun is to intersperse some exciting yet budget-friendly excursions between those outings to major attractions. Here are 10 ideas for doing just that around Boone. • Hike a Blue Ridge…

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