Find yourself surrounded by birdcalls and wildflowers as you welcome the season with a walk in the woods — through old-growth forests, along mountain summits, and past clear, cold creeks.
A Chance of Flurries
Dancing, floating, falling from the sky: When snowflakes grace us with their presence, they inspire creativity, showing us familiar landscapes in a whole new light.
Hidden Treasures of Autumn in the North Carolina Mountains
We know you’re heading west to see stunning fall color, but look beyond the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks and you’ll discover more incredible ways to experience the season.
Hidden Gems and Local Secrets: Welcome to the High Country
Just off the beaten path, you’ll find mountain scenery, shops, adventures, and restaurants worthy of being the main attraction.
5 Cool Mountain Towns to Explore this Summer
When you’re longing to escape the humidity, head to these charming High Country towns off the Blue Ridge Parkway for unforgettable adventures.
Frosty Fun in the Ski Capital of the South
Whether you prefer skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing, we know four places to hit the slopes during your next winter trip to Boone — plus, where to go for après-ski dinner and drinks.
A Perfect Winter Weekend in Beech Mountain
The highest town east of the Rockies draws some 10,000 people during the winter months — to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled, tube, and cap it all off with a beer in a bar in the sky.
NC Primer: High & Low
One town is the state’s highest and the other is among its lowest, but more than elevation sets these communities apart.
Ramblin’ Man: Oracle at Beech Mountain
A writer returns to the cabin where the patriarch of storytelling changed his life.