High Country

High Country
Jun 2019
Here’s a look at the modern ways farming traditions are being passed down and the wealth of programs that are cultivating an exchange of knowledge, all of which is helping our farmers—especially those new to the game—grow and succeed.

Jun 2019
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Apr 2019
Driving down memory lane along the High Country’s first scenic byway

Apr 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Apr 2019
A visionary effort to create a statewide trail has been 40 years in the making. With the path now finished in Western North Carolina and a groundswell of support rising in the East, the completion of North Carolina’s most monumental natural treasure is on the horizon.

Feb 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Dec 2018
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Dec 2018
Two local organizations fight food waste in WNC

Dec 2018
What to expect from WNC food in 2019

Dec 2018
A local writer ruminates on her affection for the region

Oct 2018
Give back to good cause when you imbibe these local brews

Oct 2018
Hospitality House nears its 35th year of housing and hunger programs

Jun 2018
Boone welcomes its first boutique hotel and rooftop bar

Jun 2018
Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge brings empowerment to the High Country

Jun 2018
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Apr 2018
Valle Crucis surfboard maker Bill Pressly catches a wave

Apr 2018
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Feb 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Feb 2018
Savor the season with a Japanese-inspired dish from Chef Stan Chamberlain of Gaijin Noodle Bar

Dec 2017
The Carolina Climbers Coalition secures a choice bouldering opportunity in Watauga

Dec 2017
North Carolina’s first ski spot, Beech Mountain Resort, celebrates 50 years

Dec 2017
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Dec 2017
When wildflowers dot the greening landscape and rushing rivers flow cold from snow melt, take in the beauty of springtime in the mountains with activities for the whole family

Dec 2017
Chill out with outdoor activities as well as indoor fun and games

Oct 2017
Not even Scrooge could resist the mountain area's festive offerings

Jun 2017
Distance: 7.6 miles round-trip; Difficulty: Strenuous

Jun 2017
Tweetsie Railroad celebrates 60 years as a kingpin of mountain family tourism

Jun 2017
A new mobile website maps out farm-to-table adventures

Dec 2016
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Dec 2016
25 new, novel, and fun ways to get in shape

Oct 2016
Distance: 2.5 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Oct 2016
Embark on a tour of six distinct wine-producing regions in WNC, and find out why each of our vineyards and wineries can boast of unique and notable fruits of the vine.

Aug 2016
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Jun 2016
Boone’s Appalachian Theatre is headed for a multipurpose artistic revival

Jun 2016
Catch iconic performers and innovative arts at Appalachian Summer Festival

Apr 2016
After a century of state parks, Western North Carolina’s are more popular than ever

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Aug 2015
Get to know local history through new exhibits at area heritage museums

Jul 2015
The High Country’s new aerial adventure park offers 50-foot thrills

Feb 2015
Curtis Smalling of the High Country Audubon Society leads area bird conservation efforts