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The 66th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are scheduled for July 8-11, 2021! America’s finest gathering of Scottish Clans. Music, dancing, pageantry, athletic & children’s events. www.gmhg.org (828) 733-1333. Read More
Grandfather Vineyard and Winery – Enjoy award winning wines beside the sparkling waters of the Watauga River. Tastings are offered daily, Mon.-Sat. 12:00-6:00 and Sunday 1:00-6:00. Take the Linville exit at Parkway Milepost 305.1, to US 221. Turn right at stoplight in Linville onto Hwy 105. Go 7.6 miles… Read More
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad – 15 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway MP 469.1. Round-trip scenic excursions take you from historic depot through the beautiful countryside. Variety of train excursions & special event trains. Dine in First Class Cars or take it all in while riding in an open air gondola!… Read More
Gross’ Orchard & Apple Valley Homeplace – Vacation Home Rental. Open year round. $75 per couple per night. Mountain grown fruit & produce. Apples grown in the shadow of the Peaks of Otter in Bedford, Virginia. U-pick or U-select. Apple Festival on the 3rd Saturday in October. Call (540)… Read More
Grovewood Village is located at 111 Grovewood Road in Asheville, NC adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville’s historic arts and crafts destination. Visit our galleries, enjoy a free tour, and peruse the free Biltmore Industries Homespun and the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museums. Museums open seasonally. Free… Read More
Hickory Nut Gap Farm – 9 miles east of Parkway Milepost 384.7 on 74A. A fifth generation family farm featuring grassfed meats from humanely-raised animals on quality pasture using regenerative practices. Visit animals, pick berries, picnic, purchase meats, kitchen & butchery! Our grassfed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken… Read More
High Gravity Adventures Zip Line & Aerial Adventure Park – Milepost 291.8 Boone/Blowing Rock. High Country adventure for the whole family. Experience our award-winning zip line tour, scream on the giant swing, and explore 75+ challenges in our aerial adventure park. Tickets and information available online at www.highgravityadventures.com. Read More
Visit one of the most important houses in American history and become inspired through the stories & values of the Preston Family and all those who lived at Historic Smithfield. Completed in 1774, Smithfield was the county’s political and social center. The grounds and gardens supplement an understanding of… Read More
Linville Caverns – North Carolina’s only show caverns. Open all year, but days and hours vary. Courteous, experienced guides, outstanding gift shop. Located on US 221 between Linville and Marion, just 4 miles south of Parkway Milepost 317.4. Turn left on US 221 toward Linville Falls and Marion. www.linvillecaverns.com… Read More
Your Lost Sea adventure includes a ¾ mile round-trip walking tour on wide sloping pathways and a glass-bottom boat ride on The Lost Sea, America’s Largest Underground Lake. Guides share the cavern’s exciting & colorful history and explain the fascinating geological development of the immense cavern rooms and rare… Read More