High Country Area

The High Country magic is all around you in the rising mountain peaks to the breathtaking beauty of the lower valley and mountain streams.  It is an amazing region of four distinct seasons; cool in the summer, dazzling in the fall, a Currier and Ives portrait in the winter and a festival of wildflowers in the spring. The Blue Ridge Parkway, the backbone of the southern Appalachian Mountains, offers outdoor recreation and natural scenic wonders at every bend in the road blue misted mountains, cascading waterfalls, rolling pastures and gorges blanketed with wildflowers.

A variety of cultural entertainment is also available which includes several professional theatre companies, well known arts and craft shows, an outdoor drama production, and many activities through the local colleges of Appalachian State University and Lees McCrae College.