October 17, 2023

Fall Activities in the NC High Country

Autumn may be our favorite time of year in Blowing Rock. The weather starts to cool down, but doesn’t get too cold. The leaves change into an array of colors. Enjoyable for anyone, there are activities from easy drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway to vigorous hikes where the views are always worth it. Imagine snuggling up next to a fireplace with your hot chocolate or tea smelling the crisp fall air through the windows of the perfect log cabin in the High Country. Surely it doesn’t get better than that. Not only do we take in all things Fall, but this year, we’re counting on snow. We’ve heard theories about the Woolly Worms, Persimmon seeds, and foggy mornings this year: all suggesting that snow will have a big role in the weather in the upcoming months.


Autumn is a special time of year, where we get to enjoy the crispness of a new season and show our gratitude for the many blessings that we have. We have compiled a list of things that we
enjoy most about Fall and hope you will too! Maybe after doing all these things, we can help you find your piece of Autumn heaven here in the High Country.


Hiking during the autumn season- Favorite hikes include:

Watching college football and NFL – Whether it is cheering on our home team Appalachian State University or sitting down and watching our favorite NFL team, we love football season! Appstatesports.com/sports/football.

Mountain biking –

Kid’s Soccer. The Town of Blowing Rock Kinder Sports lasts year around with various sports for kids! Come out and join us! https://www.townofblowingrocknc.gov/government/parks-and-recreation-and-landscaping-/programs/kinder-sports

New River Corn Maze. With fun for the whole family you can explore the corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch or take a tram ride. http://www.newrivercornmaze.com/

Apple Picking – there are a ton of Apple orchards to choose from in the High Country! https://www.appalachiangrown.org/listing/show/395-coffey-s-orchard-at-coffey-grounds

Our favorite eats- Sweet potato & black bean tacos, Persimmon pudding, Pumpkin muffins, Pumpkin soup, Pumpkin Pie, Chili.

Carving Pumpkins- With Halloween just around the corner, we love pumpkin carving! Some of the best places for picking up your own Jack-o-lantern include: Harvest Farm, New River Farm and C&J Pumpkin Patch. https://highcountryhost.com/High-Country-NC-Mountain-pumpkin-patches-corn-mazes-2023

Taking a walk and enjoying the crisp air

Spending time with family


Taking the dogs to the parkway

Woolly worm festival http://www.woollyworm.com/

Drinking pumpkin spiced lattes from our favorite coffee shops

Thanks for reading! We always love sharing our High Country secrets with you.

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