Mask wearing, washing hands frequently, and waiting six feet apart from others is encouraged at all times. Some additional restrictions are in place in the state of North Carolina, under Executive Order 204 beginning March 26, 2021 at 5pm through April 30, 2021 at 5pm. Many restrictions have been eased under this new executive order.
Face coverings must be worn in public spaces where social distancing is not possible, whether inside or outside, throughout the State of North Carolina starting Friday, June 26, 2020. Exceptions will be made for children under the age of 5, individuals actively eating in a restaurant, exercising, or those with medical or behavioral conditions preventing them from wearing a mask.
To learn more: NCDHHS Guidance on Face Coverings
North Carolina has health and safety guidelines in place, but some businesses are taking these guidelines a step further with training from Count On Me NC, implementing extra training and sanitation procedures to ensure the safety of their patrons.
Participating Boone Hotels:
Check out CountOnMeNC.org for more information on participating businesses.
Open Restaurants and Retail: The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce has a list of restaurants and retail shops offering walk-in, curbside and take-out services in the town of Boone.
Blue Ridge Parkway - The Blue Ridge Parkway roads and hiking trails in the area are open. Masks are required in all NPS facilities.
Parkway facilities, including most restrooms, picnic areas, some campgrounds and visitor centers are open.
Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park - Trails and playground are open.
Hawksnest Zipline - Open for ziplining. Advanced reservations are required.
Sky Valley Zip Tours - Open for select tours, advanced reservations are required.
High Gravity Adventures - Zipline and Aerial park open for weekends. Advanced reservations are required.
Hickory Ridge Museum - Open Tuesday - Fridays, 10am to 4pm (last tour is 1 hour prior to closing). Saturdays the museum is open 10am to 2pm.
Boone Golf Club - Public golf course is open, tee time reservations are recommended.
The Jones House - Downstairs gallery and restrooms open.
Mast General Store in Downtown Boone - Open Monday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm, Sunday: 11am to 6pm.
The Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis - Open Monday - Saturday: 10am to 6pm, Sunday: 12pm to 6pm.
Mystery Hill - Open daily 9am to 6pm.
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum - Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 4pm.
Apple Hill Farm - Open for tours by reservation only, seven days a week.
The Blowing Rock - Open 8:30pm to 6:30pm daily.
Horn in the West Outdoor Drama 2021 Season is June 25th through August 7th.
Wildcat Lake Closed for the season.
Beech Mountain - Closed for the season.
Sugar Mountain - Closed for the season.
Appalachian Ski Mountain - Closed for the season.
Remember to Leave No Trace when recreating outdoors by planning ahead, respecting wildlife, packing out any trash, and being respectful of others by social distancing. Click here to learn more about the 7 Leave No Trace Principles.