Blowing Rock is a peaceful and scenic resort town located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and bordered by the Pisgah National Forest. The town takes its name from The Blowing Rock, North Carolina’s first travel attraction, a rocky crag that juts 1,500 feet above Johns River Gorge. The area is known for its scenic splendour and breath-taking views of the immense Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore historic downtown with many art and pottery galleries, orchards and wineries and nearby gem mines. Endulge yourself in a spa treatment, dine in an award-winning restaurant. Blowing Rock is a vacation destination perfect for both unlimited recreation and relaxation.
Blowing Rock is a four season destination with plenty of activities all year round. Get lost in endless mountain adventures of kayaking, canoeing, white-water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, zip-lining and rock climbing. Explore Grandfather Mountain by crossing the Mile-High Swing Bridge to Linville Peak, the highest point of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hike to view the Linville Falls and explore the stalactites and stalagmites of Linville Cavern. The nearby Moses Cone Memorial Park offers scenic views, two lakes and miles of old carriage trails perfect for hiking and biking. Spend a day fishing at nearby Price Lake and venture into Pisgah National Forest for more great outdoor activities and beautiful birdlife. The adventurous can experience a true canopy tour with zip-lines, cliff jumping, waterfalls and a swinging bridge. For great winter sports visit one of the three nearby ski resorts: Appalachian Ski Mountain, Sugar Ski Mountain and Beech Ski Resort at Beech Mountain.
Local attractions in Blowing Rock and the nearby towns of Boone and Banner Elk include:
- Tweetsie Railroad
- Horn in the West
- Historic and elegant Green Park Inn
- Blowing Rock Country Club
- Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
- Blowing Rock Brewery and Ale House
- Turchin Center
- Mystery Hill