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The Boone Blog

Wildflower Wandering

Vibrant blooms fill up the Boone area after the last of winter's flurries have fallen and the last freeze has thawed. April’s snow and rain showers make way for May's flowers, bringing the mountains back to life. Buzzing bees, butterflies, and chirping birdsong always accompany the blooms' return…

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Mountain-to-Sea Trail Day Hikes

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Boone's High Country along North Carolina's iconic Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). Spanning over 900 miles from the Smoky Mountains to the North Carolina coast, the MST is a nature-rich trail that showcases the rugged beauty of the region. Segment 5, an…

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Boone's Spring Bucket List

Embark on an extraordinary spring escape to Boone, where the mountains unveil a vibrant landscape that promises adventure and breathtaking beauty. As winter’s grasp yields to the warmth of spring, Boone beckons with a symphony of experiences, from invigorating hikes to thrilling river adventures…

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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 you will have when you embark on a floof-friendly adventure to Boone. Scroll down to find a list of off-leash dog…

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Winter Family Fun Guide

Dive into Winter Wonder Layer up and don't forget to pack ski bibs or snow pants for your Boone vacation, because wintery amusements are waiting. One of the best ways to stay warm on a cold winter day is to get moving! There are endless exciting ways for families to do just that near Boone. While…

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Preservation Pro Tips with Dr. Ray Russell

Explore Boone had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ray Russell of Ray’s Weather Center, home of the most reliable weather forecast in the High Country, to talk to him about his love of trail running in the Boone area. He recommends when and where to go when visiting the area, and how the unique…

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First Timers' Guide to Boone, NC

Known as the Heart of the High Country, Boone is perfectly positioned to offer endless mountain adventures and awe-inspiring experiences just a short drive (or hike) away from your accommodations. We know it can be a daunting task to decide on things to do, so here it is – the must-do guide for your…

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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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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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