The High Country in North Carolina doles out some extraordinarily fun wintertime activities. Among them is the family and group-friendly adventure of snow tubing. Not many people realize the largest snow tubing park on the entire East Coast is located just west of Boone, in the town of Seven Devils. By: Robin Jarvis onlyinyourstate.com
Get ready, because life in the Tar Heel State is about to get a whole lot more exciting with the opening of the first-ever alpine coaster in North Carolina! Few details have been released about the attraction as yet, but the fun includes a very steep mountainside that has an alpine coaster filled with twists, […]
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. […]
When the temps drop and the snow starts to fly in North Carolina it’s only natural to start thinking about all of the exciting outdoor winter activities in the coming months. Snow tubing in the Tar Heel State is an easy, low-impact activity that basically the entire family can enjoy. But where do you find […]
Hiding right on the North Carolina/Tennessee border is one of the most unique hiking trails in the state with mountain aesthetics you won’t find elsewhere in the Blue Ridge. Large, open fields expand across the tops of mountains lending a new experience and perspective while first, a dense hiking trail filled with trees and dangling […]
If you want to get amazing views of Linville Gorge, you can find them along many of the trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head to the top of North Carolina’s Hawksbill Mountain in just about any season (except in the blistering cold, maybe) and you’re sure to love the hike itself as much as […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]