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Seeking Adventure in Blowing Rock

From hiking on old carriage trails with stunning views to UTV-riding through the forest to casting a line in a crystal-clear mountain lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll find adventures galore in this charming mountain town that doubles as a perfect home base for outdoor excursions.

Best Seat in the House

The brilliant greens of our forests and valleys, the chirping of cicadas, the cool relief of our breezes: Settle in on porches across the state to soak up the sights and sounds of North Carolina, one gentle rock at a time.

Passing the Plate

Lenox and Spode. John Aynsley and Meissen. These names are more than just brands of china to Mindi Truitt — they’re lifelong companions. Through countless childhood moves, death, and divorce, beautiful plates and glasses have given Truitt a renewed sense of joy and strengthened her family ties.

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