There are so many Things To Do in Boone NC and the surrounding counties. Below are simply just a few of our favorite Boone North Carolina Attractions and High Country Activities. Odds are you cannot go wrong by visiting any of the below!

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Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve – Blowing Rock

1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605

Considered the premiere High Country Equestrian Blowing Rock facility consisting of 17 barns, a schooling area and grandstand arena and 45 campsite hookups and access to 25 miles of horse and hiking trails in the Moses Cone Memorial Park. Full service Horse Boarding Blowing Rock NC available.

Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve Blowing Rock

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The Blue Ridge Parkway

469 miles, 250+ overlooks, 26 tunnels, 151 bridges and more views than you can count. 19,000,000 visitors per year, making this the most-visited National Park in the United States. Plenty of Hiking, cabin rental options and some Fun Facts.

Blue Ridge Parkway Facts


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Grandfather Mountain – Linville

Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Marker 305 (15 mi from Blowing Rock NC)

Grandfather Mountain is home to a mile-high swinging bridge (5280 ft elevation), picnic tables, a nature museum and 12 miles of regularly maintained hiking trails ranging from easy nature trails to more difficult backwoods. Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway just prior to the Grandfather Mtn entrance to enjoy free hiking, otherwise pay per person to enter the park, walk the bridge, visit the museum and enjoy its amenities. Grandfather is a MUST visit while in the High Country!
Grandfather Mountain, a Boone Tourist Attraction

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Moses Cone Memorial Park – Blowing Rock

Wander 25 miles of Carriage trails, hike to the top of Flat Top Mountain, both Trout Lake and Bass Lake allow fishing and walk through the historic mansion of the Denim King Moses Cone. This Blowing Rock estate is a not-to-miss attraction. Beautiful well-manicured land.
Moses Cone Park in Blowing Rock

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Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing – Newland

9471 NC Hwy 181, Jonas Ridge, NC 28641
Located near Newland NC and not too far from Linville and Banner Elk, this is your place for Family Fun. Watch from the heated fireplace or from the Observatory. Requires no skill and with easy to grab and hold tubes, your family is in for the thrill of the winter! Travel down one of 6 snow tubing lanes. This is a great alternative to the lines that may form at some other NC snow tubing parks. Use the conveyor belt to get to the top!
Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing and Snow Tubing Banner Elk NC

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