About the Area: Ashe County Attractions
Ashe County, NC is one of the most beautiful locations you will find in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although Ashe County, North Carolina is a hidden treasure in the High Country, there are many fun and exciting things to do. At the heart of the county is beautiful, charming West Jefferson, North Carolina. West Jefferson, North Carolina is full of fun things to do and places to visit.
A long standing business in Ashe County is The Ashe County Cheese Company. This Ashe County Cheese Store has been making artisan cheeses for decades, and they make many tasty varieties. While the cheese may be delicious, a visit to the Ashe County Cheese Company will show you just how this Ashe County North Carolina treasure is created, and you’ll even get to try the cheese! It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
Another Ashe County treasure located in pristine West Jefferson, North Carolina are a pair of churches painted with frescoes. The Churches of the Frescoes bring visitors from both near and far. Visitors can visit either St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in West Jefferson, NC or the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Glendale Springs. This artwork and craftsmanship is appreciated by all.
You will also find Mt. Jefferson State Park between the Jeffersons in Ashe County. Rising up to an elevation of 4,665 feet between Jefferson, NC and West Jefferson, NC is the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area. Mount Jefferson is perfect for an afternoon picnic or a day hike and offers miles of breathtaking views at the summit. You’ll have clear views of farms, forests, and mountains which are all encompassed by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.
Another exciting way to enjoy the outdoors in Ashe County, North Carolina is by playing a round of golf at Mountain Aire Golf Club, located just outside downtown West Jefferson, North Carolina. Also just outside of Jefferson, North Carolina is Jefferson Landing Golf Club. Both golf clubs feature courses of moderate length with four sets of tees, and both Ashe County North Carolina golf courses are set amongst the mountains and are sure to challenge golfers of all abilities.
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