Boone and The High Country
North Carolina’s High Country provides the best vacation experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our area includes 100 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway and many scenic attractions. For more information on Accommodations in Boone & the North Carolina High Country of Western North Carolina visit the NC High Country Host.
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Located in the Northwestern corner of North Carolina, the High Country is so called because it has the highest average land elevation in the Eastern U.S. The High Country is home to such recognizable towns as Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk that offer excellent mountain experiences to visitors.
An ideal location for visitors and travelers searching for a cool retreat from the stress and routine of life in the city. Temperatures are usually 15 degrees cooler than the flatlands, making it perfect for summer vacationers and skiers alike. As a popular winter ski destination check out Skiing in High Country.
Over the years, our natural attractions were made more accessible and man-made attractions were created, giving vacationers many things to do and places to see. From Grandfather Mountain to Tweetsie Railroad, Mystery Hill to Linville Caverns to the Mast General Store, there is fun all year 'round in North Carolina's High Country.
Adventure seekers will delight in the many adrenaline-inducing activities in the High Country area. From whitewater rafting, canoeing and mountain biking to hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing, there's something for every adventurous soul. Visit our Outdoor Activities page for complete coverage of activities in the region including local walking trails in the Boone area.