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Unique Ways to View Fall Color

Find plenty of outdoor adventures in Boone, NC to help you soak up the striking scenes of the season. Admire the Sights on a Scenic Lift Ride While Boone is considered the Ski Capital of the South, the fun can begin at nearby ski resorts well before winter. Chairlift rides offer some of the most…

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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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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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Wade into a New Spring Adventure

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 current that becomes a reliable…

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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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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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5 Scenic Drives in the Boone Area for Fall

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 northern Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll experience both the region's early…

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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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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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