Watauga County

Watauga County
Aug 2019
Pumpkins are a hallmark of autumn, but jack-o’-lanterns are just the beginning of the fall fun. Make the most of the season with an idyllic outing to a u-pick patch for the perfect specimens, décor inspiration using fanciful heirloom gourds, and a delish take on a pumpkin pie that’s as nice as sugar and spice.

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.

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.

Jun 2018
Beat the heat with this refreshing watermelon salad from Reid’s Cafe & Catering Co.

Apr 2018
Valle Crucis surfboard maker Bill Pressly catches a wave

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

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

Feb 2017
Great hiking routes in the town of Seven Devils

Dec 2016
Meet five Western North Carolinians who have lived to 100 and beyond

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

Oct 2015
For decades, Boone was the capitol of North Carolina-made sauerkraut

Jul 2015
Local filmmakers sound off on what it takes to chase the silver screen

Jul 2015
The region’s first pawpaw orchard delivers a Southern delicacy to local dinner tables

Aug 2014
Author Tom Robbins returns to Blowing Rock

Apr 2014
A new play spotlights a bracing piece of regional history

Dec 2013
One of the region’s oldest African-American communities delves into its past

Aug 2013
One-of-a-kind archives keep the history of mountain arts alive and accessible

Jul 2013
True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

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

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

Dec 2011
Andrea Morrell’s detour from farming led to pasta success

Sep 2011
Summit these lookouts for awe-inspiring mountain vistas

Sep 2011
A couple pioneers winemaking in Watauga County

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

Oct 2009
Sew Cool: Katie Park's got a soft spot for sculpture and knitting

Aug 2009
Luxury finds its way into this rural community known for its rich history

Mar 2009
From the Past to the Present