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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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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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Boone Brunch 101

A Local’s Guide to Brunch In Boone You’ve heard it time and time again: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, we’d like to respectfully make the case that brunch is the most important (and anticipated) meal of your entire week! Visit any, or all, of the following spots and you’ll…

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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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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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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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Bike to Boone's Brews

Biking + Beers + Boone = The Perfect Summer Adventure With the nationwide explosion of craft brewing, North Carolina has become home to the largest number of craft breweries in the American South. This beer revolution made its way to Boone in 2013 when Appalachian Mountain Brewery first opened its…

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