Fall is Upon Us Here in the High Country!

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year here in NC Mountains. Discover for yourself why the High Country is a great place for viewing the fall colors. The Blue Ridge Mountains experience one of the longest fall color seasons in the world, which means visitors often have the opportunity to catch […]

Blue Ridge Brutal Bike Race!

The Blue Ridge Brutal is not for the faint hearted!  The rides take you onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and over many hills. All these rides can be considered challenging to strenuous. However, you can mix the pain with the joy of riding through some of the most beautiful scenery in North Carolina which, we […]

Alpacas Farm in the High Country!

Landmark Farm Alpacas is a small, eco-friendly, working alpaca farm in Grassy Creek in Ashe County.  The farm is owned and operated by Ralph and Rachelle Bridges.  Originally from Florida, they purchased their first alpaca in 2008 and now have a herd of 15. They transformed a forested 18 acre tract of land into a […]

August Real Estate Sales!

After a soft June, local Realtors® were kept busy in July with sales hitting their best mark in nine months. At the same time the number of homes for sale hit a high for the year, while mortgage rates hit a low.            There were 125 homes sold worth $30.54 million last month, a 37 percent […]

New River Canoeing!

The New River in North Carolina meanders through Ashe County. The South Fork begins in Boone, NC and the North Fork starts atop Elk Knob and flows into Ashe County NC where the two rivers converge. The New River NC waters in Ashe County are calm and slow flowing making it perfect for New River […]

Hiking in the High Country!

Ashe County is home to both the New River State Park and Mount Jefferson State Park. Both parks contain excellent hiking, canoeing, fishing and mountain biking opportunities and are favorite spots among residents and visitors of Ashe and Alleghany County. The New River State Park has a handful of great hiking trails, namely the Spur […]

Ashe County Parks & Recreation Annual 4th of July Celebration!

Fireworks, music, picnics and more will take place in Ashe County at the Ashe County Park this year in celebration of Independence Day, bringing fun for the entire family, regardless of age. The Fireworks celebration and Pickin’ in the Park is scheduled for Friday, July 4th. The annual event is free and open to the […]

New River Canoe Race!

 The 33rd annual New River Canoe Race will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Jefferson, NC on the banks of the New River.        “The New River Canoe Race has become an early summer tradition for many avid paddlers and families in the High Country region with opportunities for all age ranges and skill levels. For […]

Backstreet Park Concerts in West Jefferson NC

Beautiful pocket park located on the Backstreet in historic downtown West Jefferson, NC. Complete with a performing stage, this is the home for the free-admission Summer Concert Series presented by the West Jefferson Community Partnership. The 2014 Back Street Park Concert Series kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, with a performance by Wayne […]

Golf Courses in the NC Mountains

Living in the mountains, people seem to have more time to enjoy themselves and one hugely popular activity is golf. Golf is huge in the Blue Ridge Mountains and we can think of no better way to spend an afternoon in the summertime. Ashe County is the idea region of the High Country to come […]