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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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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 will help you decide on 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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Boone's Fall Bucket List

The air is crisp, the views are awe-inspiring, and the leaf color is stunning – welcome to autumn in the Boone area! Due to the range of elevations nearby, visitors are treated to a cascading canvas of vibrant hues that last for weeks; from the mile-high peaks at Beech and Grandfather to the…

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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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Boone's Ageless Fun: Top Adventures for Seniors

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Boone beckons senior travelers with an array of enriching experiences perfectly tailored to seasoned visitors. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of garden tours and greenway walks, where nature's wonders are easily accessible. Stroll down memory…

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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 the Blue…

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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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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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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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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 that will be had when you embark on a floof-friendly adventure to Boone. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find a…

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