The mountains of North Carolina offer fun things to do for the whole family. Heavenly Mountain is just minutes away from great local attractions, scenic drives, shopping and superior schools. Often listed as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
The High Country has it all.

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The High Country is full of attractions that bring visitors from around the world. All of these are just a short drive from Heavenly Mountain.

Superior Hiking Trails


World Renowned Rock Climbing
and Bouldering

Pristine Fishing Waters



The area surrounding Boone, NC is known for its commitment to maintaining community involvement and local culture. While Boone is a common tourist attraction thanks to its stunning scenery and special events, it is also a wonderful place to raise a family or retire. Boone has a great health care system thanks to Watauga Medical Center and a host of local family doctors and practitioners. Watauga County Schools are among the finest in the state along with the nationally recognized Appalachian State University. Additionally, North Carolina’s community college system is recognized as one of the best in the country. Natural beauty, a strong community and great attractions make the Boone area a great place to live. Below are just a few of the things the High Country offers. Contact us today to let us help you call this unique place home.

Hiking- The High Country offers great hiking trails. With easy inclines over the paths surrounding Bass Lake in Blowing Rock or the steep and winding trails taking you to the top of Grandfather Mountain in Linville, there are plenty of options for adventures. Trails in the Heavenly Mountain community and the entire Boone area will take you to special places with rushing streams, open meadows or long range mountain views. Whatever natural beauty you are searching for, you will be able to find it here.
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Rock Climbing- Climbers around the world converge on the unique and challenging routes around the Boone and Blowing Rock area. From the great bouldering problems at Blowing Rock Boulders just outside of downtown Blowing Rock to the world renown climbing at Table Rock in the Linville Gorge, the mountains of North Carolina are known for what they can offer to rock climbers, and now it can all be in your backyard.
Fishing- The waters of North Carolina, including the New River, offer sportsmen and women more than 4,000 miles of some of the best fishing waters in the country
Shopping- Downtown Blowing Rock, Linville, King Street in Boone, and several other of the quaint small towns and villages surrounding Heavenly Mountain provide exceptional shopping. With local arts and crafts, unique boutiques and luxury shops, there is something for everyone to be found along the shopping streets of the High Country.
Skiing/Snowboarding- From the Alpine Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain to the Black Diamond runs at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, the Boone area offers an active way to enjoy the winters in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Music Festivals- Some will say Doc Watson introduced Appalachian music to the world, come decide for yourself. Outdoor music festivals abound in this culture-rich part of the Appalachian Mountains. Down home, mountain pickin’ Friday nights at the Mast General Store in Todd, Merlefest in Wilkesboro, street musicians along King Street in Boone, wherever you go across the High Country you will hear the sounds of mountain culture echoing through the hills.
Tweetsie Railroad- What began as a functional railroad linking the formerly isolated Boone to the rest of the world is now a popular tourist attraction linking rail road history to children’s dreams. Ride the original “Tweetsie” train through the mountains or enjoy the Ferris wheel, petting zoo and, of course, cowboys!
Grandfather Mountain- Reaching 5,946 feet in elevation, Grandfather Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the area. On a clear day, hikers can see all the way to Charlotte. Located in Linville, the complex brings visitors into close contact with local wildlife at its finest. With several trails winding around the Mountain, an animal habitat with local and rescued wildlife, and the famous Swinging Bridge hanging high over the valley below, nature is on display in its finest fashion at Grandfather Mountain.
The Blowing Rock- A North Carolina attraction since 1933, the Blowing Rock is the state’s oldest travel attraction. Built around the legend of the daughter of a Chickasaw chief who fell in love with a Cherokee brave, the rock is said to be the place where the Great Spirit sent a great gust of wind to blow the young woman’s love back to her. It is said from that day forward a perpetual wind has blown over The Blowing Rock. Come experience the legend for yourself.
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