The Easy Snowshoe Trail At Elk Knob State Park In North Carolina Is Ideal For A Bright And Snowy Winter’s Day

We’re gearing up for one of the wettest, and quite possibly the snowiest, winters in many years and for western North Carolina, particularly the High Country, this means more opportunities to enjoy winter recreation. When the snow begins to fly there is one North Carolina state park that’s ideal for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. […]

Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson

The mission of the Florence Art School is to provide resources for instruction, exhibition and experience in the fine arts and heritage crafts for Ashe County and the region. Click here for Florence Thomas Art School website which includes whats happening at Florence.

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Favorite Pastimes in Ashe County

Ashe County Cheese Co. Ashe County Frescoes Cardinal Lanes Disc Golf Fishing Hunting Golf Clubs Parks Hunting Canoeing/Tubing and Kayaking Hiking Horseback Riding and Wineries are just a few of the attractions Ashe County has to offer.

Trout Season in Ashe County

Looking forward to trout season this year? Good news–the wet summer/fall last year and snowy winter helps keep the water levels in the rivers and streams good for much of the fishing season.  The traditional opening day of trout season is on the first Saturday in April.  This is just two short weeks after the […]

Attracting Birds for Winter and Spring

The High Country has over 100 breeding species of birds- Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches as an example.   To attract birds to your yard try the following ideas.  First vary densities of plantings along with hedges to provide food and shelter for birds.  Mix seed producing sunflowers and fruit producing shrubssuch as polkberries, and elderberries to attract goldfinches, sparrows and […]