Things To Do Outside

If you are looking to experience an adventure in the Great Outdoors, the High Country has it all – from world-class rock climbing and whitewater kayaking to stellar biking opportunities and an endless array of trails, waterfalls and campsites. With so much available to the outdoor enthusiast, the options can be overwhelming. But not to worry. Our visitors guide website lists it all, too – in an easy-to-read, photo-centric format that includes video, directions and other need-to-know details before starting your next adventure.

Biking: Whether you enjoy cycling along Lance Armstrong’s stomping grounds or mountain biking down the ski slopes in the summer, the High Country has become a premiere biking destination because of the plethora of options that now exist.

Hiking & Camping: With four state parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Pisgah National Forest just a short drive from downtown Boone, the trails to trek along, campsites to pitch a tent and mountain views to wake up to are endless.

Swimming Holes & Waterfalls: The High Country is known for its enchanting waterfalls and playful swimming holes.

River Sports: From experiencing the thrill of turbulent whitewater in a kayak to the relaxation of coasting down a slow-moving river in a tube or canoe, the High Country has endless river sport opportunities – not to mention trout-stocked waters for anglers.