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Boone, NC and the Legend of Blowing Rock

The town of Boone and Village of Blowing Rock in Western North Carolina present a wealth of opportunities for outdoor exploration in all four seasons. You’ll find some of the most spectacular fall color views in all of Western North Carolina atop the famed Blowing Rock and the region also features the best skiing in all of North Carolina during winter.

Boone is home to the best skiing in all of North Carolina and features two great options for hitting the slopes. Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort are located about 30-45 minutes from downtown Boone and not only offer visitors great skiing and sledding during the winter months, but also offer year-round entertainment and activities. Each location has more than 15 ski slopes, tubing and sledding options, ice skating, hiking trails, shopping, dining and much more.

Just about 20 minutes south of downtown Boone is an outdoor wonder that brings countless visitors to the area every year. Blowing Rock stakes the claim as “North Carolina’s Oldest Travel Attraction.” The legend of Blowing Rock dates back to the formation of the Blue Ridge Mountains over 250 million years ago and has a role in Native American myths as well. Not only does the destination provide spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and a view of the valley below, visitors will experience the phenomenon of the upward winds from which the name is derived. If you stand on the rock and throw a light object such as a bandana, the object would not fall below but simply float or return to you.

Boone, Blowing Rock, and Western North Carolina provide visitors with a wealth of outdoor activities and much more regardless of the time of year you would like to travel. Contact a travel concierge or submit a travel request today.