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  1. Visiting Damascus, Virginia? Bring your Mountain Bike!

    Long overshadowed by the Appalachian Trail and Virginia Creeper, the Iron Mountain Trail is begging to be ridden.

  2. Mast General Store

    The Mast General Store in Boone, NC has an incredible selection of outdoor gear, equipment and apparel.

  3. Lost Province Brewing Company

    Established in fall 2014, Lost Province Brewing Company is the High Country’s newest craft brewery and gastropub, and it's here to stay.

  4. Appalachian Mountain Brewery

    Appalachian Mountain Brewery, in Boone, is where the locals go to unwind over an award-winning microbrew, with the added benefit of knowing that a portion of their dollars are being piped directly back into the local community.

  5. Appalachian Voices

    Appalachian Voices was founded in 1997 with a goal of protecting the land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia.

  6. Espresso News

    Tucked in a back alley of Boone, Espresso News seems to have struck the balance between small town friendliness and hipster counterculture.

  7. Appalachian Summer Music Festival

    The Appalachian Summer Music Festival in Boone, North Carolina is a vibrant and eclectic celebration of music and art from the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond.

  8. The Boone Fork Trail

    The Boone Fork Trail is one of the crown jewels of the High Country, leading through rhododendron tunnels alongside crystal clear streams.

  9. Stick Boy Bread Company

    Every town needs a bakery like Stick Boy Bread Company—an old world European-style bakery with fresh breads, delectable sweets, and great coffee.

  10. Proper

    Proper is a charming eatery in downtown Boone that serves up the classic, soulful recipes of the American Southeast.

  11. Hob Nob Farm Cafe

    Hob Nob Farm Café celebrates the bounty of the Appalachians by creating delicious and colorful dishes with fresh, local ingredients.

  12. The Watauga County Farmers Market

    The Watauga County Farmers Market is a mosaic of colors, textures, and tastes that perfectly captures the essence of Appalachia in bloom.

  13. Elk Knob State Park

    Elk Knob is not only North Carolina's newest state park, but it's been a longtime favorite hiking destination for Boone locals for years.