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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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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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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 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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