High Country

High Country
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

Dec 2014
Make a difference in community health

Dec 2014
Built on 100 years of history and small town charm, West Jefferson celebrates a major milestone

Dec 2014
A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

Oct 2014
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Oct 2014
With 50 breweries counting, Western North Carolina's reputation as a craft beer mecca continues to grow, but for how long? Experts and brewers weigh in on the industry's future.

Aug 2014
Author Tom Robbins returns to Blowing Rock

Aug 2014
Difficulty: moderate length: 3.3 miles round-trip

Jun 2014
Florence Young Thomas laid the foundation for visual artists in Ashe County

Jun 2014
An Appalachian Summer Festival celebrates 30 years of showcasing the arts

Apr 2014
Bike, run, and paddle for a good cause

Dec 2013
County: Watauga, Population: 1,425

Oct 2013
Satisfy an appetite for culinary wisdom with two new reads

Jun 2013
Rainbow Falls Trail Difficulty: Moderate Round-Trip: 3 miles

Jun 2013
An ASU alum blends passions for suds and sustainability to launch a Boone brewery

Apr 2013
Newly completed Rocky Knob Park puts Boone on the map for mountain biking enthusiasts

Mar 2013
Julian Morton's community, Invershiel, recreated a bit of his homeland in the High Country

Jan 2013
Make your way to the High Country for outdoor winter revelry

Nov 2012
Shine from head to toe this party season with sparkling attire

Oct 2012
High Country students learn firsthand the science behind wind energy

Jul 2012
The owners of the Inn at Little Pond Farm welcome guests for an instructive culinary fête

Jun 2012
There are endless reasons we all fall for the mountains, but one enchants us above all others: This place feels like home in our hearts. Here, five writers share how their deep connections to these hills were forged with Sunday drives, old-time music, wildflower hikes, and through the discovery of inspiration and strength.

Dec 2011
Hide out from stress at one of these soothing retreats

Dec 2011
Make a break for fresh ground with the growing sport of snowshoeing

Dec 2011
If you’re feeling left behind in fitness-forward WNC. Don’t. It’s not about who wins the race or who’s the most flexible yogi. Exercise is about finding an activity that moves your body and spirit. Check out this beginners' guide to get you hooked on cycling, running, or yoga, complete with inspiration from three folks who’ve already found what they love to do.

Oct 2011
George W. Vanderbilt's inaugural holiday party in 1895 welcomed 50 guests to the newly completed Biltmore House. Today's elaborate Christmas production at the estate enthralls hundreds of thousands of visitors each season. Here we take you behind the scenes to see just how the celebration unfolds.

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

Sep 2011
A new hub for art and history opens in Blowing Rock this month

Aug 2011
Beech Mountain hosts an epic fat-tire competition and gets a professionally designed downhill course to boot

Jul 2011
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture strive to secure the female set a place on the farm

Jun 2011
Before its reinvention as an amusement park ride, Tweetsie Railroad transformed Boone from an isolated mountain hamlet into a boomtown

May 2011
From pageant queens to the namesake blooms, the 65-year-old Rhododendron Festival continues to celebrate the beauty of the mountains

Feb 2011
Tour a few of WNC’s intriguing homes for a greater perspective on our region's early days

Feb 2011
With the demise of chestnut trees, so went the reign of bark architecture in the mountains. Today, Chris and Marty McCurry are leading a revival of the historic style. Using poplar bark and sustainable practices, they’re ensuring a lasting connect between home and nature

Oct 2009
Be the top chef of this year’s holiday party with our foodies’ guide to local flavors