Blowing Rock, North Carolina offers an array of exciting outdoor activities in one of the most ecologically diverse and beautiful regions in North America. Tucked among the ridges of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock also features recreational and leisure opportunities that the renowned park brings, making it an optimal hub for your mountain adventure.
With access to countless adventures, the serenity of the mountains offers visitors an escape from the hectic every day. Hike numerous trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the ladder trails at Grandfather Mountain, or hike down to waterfalls just outside of downtown Blowing Rock. Bring your horse and ride the trails at Moses Cone, or opt for a guided horseback riding experience. Fish in the area’s trout streams, or opt for a guided fly fishing excursion. Canoe the lakes, go tubing on a local river, or brave the rapids with nearby whitewater rafting. Go far below on a cave trip and explore the intricate underground world of magnificent rock formations. Get high above the ground, too, with local bouldering fields, guided rock climbing excursions, climbing attractions including High Gravity Adventure Park, and zipline parks. Bike area mountain bike trails or on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
When you’ve finished your day of adventure, unwind at award-winning restaurants serving craft beer, local wine and spirits along with unique mountain cuisine. Retire to one of our local bed and breakfasts, country inns, cabins, resorts or hotels to rest up for another day of adventure in Blowing Rock. Visit blowingrock.com to plan your trip and discover vacation packages.
Last modified: June 7, 2020