Blue Ridge Conservancy

They are a private, non profit, non governmental organization in North Carolina.  They have protected 18,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancy counties.  In addition to protecting working farmlands, Blue Ridge Conservancy efforts have created natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain. They continue to help Elk Knob State Park to […]

High Country Host

High 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 these popular tourist destinations: Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Grandfather Mountain, Linville, N. Wilkesboro, Sparta, Valle Crucis, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro. Visitors enjoy hiking, rafting, arts & crafts, […]

Boone Chamber of Commerce

  The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary membership association that serves as the unified voice of the business community. The Chamber of Commerce is not a civic club, charitable organization or affiliated with any municipal or county government. But most importantly, the Chamber is people. People such as you—people who realize that […]

Appalachian State University in Boone

Appalachian State University is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, Appalachian State University has built a national reputation for providing outstanding academics. With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 and an average class size of 25, faculty members are able to take a personal interest in student progress, often becoming mentors, advisers, […]

Tanger Shopes on the Parkway

 At Tanger Shopes on the Parkway you can shop for bargains among nationally known brands like Calvin Klein, Coach, Hanes Brands, and J Crew. Tanger Shops has over 30 factory outlets in the center.   Strollers, wheelchairs and gift cards are available. Pat’s Almost World Famous Cheeseburgers Grille is a restaurant at Shops on the Parkway.  They […]

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway has each parkway entrance a directional sign indicates ‘north’ or ‘south’. North, toward the north end of the Parkway, leads to Shenandoah National Park. South, toward the south end of the Parkway, leads to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating its 75 years for 2010. The […]