The mountainous western part of North Carolina is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Some of the highest peaks in the East, surrounded by vast areas of public land and miles and miles of trails, invite mountain bikers from all over the world. But even locals looking for a quick, easy ride find the area irresistible.
The newest of bike trails is, Rocky Knob, an 185 acre park in Boone, NC. The park host 6-8 miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels, three shelters, an adventure playground, and picnic areas. The park is located just east of the city limit on US 421.
Rocky Knob was built by the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority (WTDA) with professional trail contractors funded under more than a half million dollars in grant money.
Another great place to bike is the New River Route. This is a flat, gentle route in the
North Carolina Mountains. It runs alongside the south fork of the New River in the Fleetwood area of Ashe County. In fact, according to Judi Lawson Wallace’s terrific book Short Bike Rides in North Carolina, this trail following Railroad Grade Road (it literally used to be part of a rail route up to Abingdon, Virginia) is so level, locals joke that "it’s downhill both ways."
As you pedal along here, you’ll take in tranquil views of the New River – during the spring and summer you will view people tubing or canoeing, lush pastoral settings, and Christmas tree farms.
Embark on an adventure to Ashe County NC a place where artists find inspiration and nature lovers find serenity. Gently float down the New River, one of the oldest rivers in the world, or hike the many trails. Take a creative journey to the West Jefferson Arts District, where over a dozen galleries plus numerous shops and restaurants await your enjoyment. While in Downtown West Jefferson stop by A1 Mountain Realty on main street or call 336-846-4900 and let any one of our knowledgeable Ashe County Realtors find you a cozy NC Mountain Cabins for Sale that would be perfect for a vacation retreat or full time residence. You can also view all of our listings or even do a MLS search of all the High Country's listings from our website www.a1mountainrealty.com and while on website be sure and check our Downtown West Jefferson Webcam just click on the tab and view the picturesque West Jefferson area and the towering Mt Jefferson. This is Ashe County North Carolina.
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