Blowing Rock is a refined mountain village for all seasons. It is tucked away in a verdant hardwood forest atop one of the most spectacular rims in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearby is the highest peak and the deepest gorge in the Eastern United States. Since the beginning in the 1880s, the town has been oriented toward vacationers from the lowlands.
Gorgeous panoramas, crisp mountain air, and diverse recreation and cultural opportunities in Blowing Rock are more popular than ever in summer, thanks to a choice site by the renowned Blue Ridge Parkway. Travelers now also come here to enjoy dazzling fall colors; nearby ski areas in winter; and flowering dogwoods, azaleas and rhododendrons in spring. The picture-postcard village center is a stroller’s delight with a lovely town park bordering many quaint shops featuring quality regional handicrafts; plus scenic woodland hiking trails right in town. Colorful flower boxes accent notable restaurants and romantic inns. Nearby are historic and modern small resorts in picturesque settings.
For more information, check with the local Chamber of Commerce.
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