Fantastic Family Destinations
There is a ton to see and do in and around Blue Ridge Mountain Club, and what we have here is just a sampling. For nature lovers, the High Country is heaven on earth. Scenic outdoor adventures with stop-you-in-your-tracks pay-offs around almost every turn are everywhere. Natural history museums, music, food, and art festivals – for lovers of history and culture, the High Country is replete with inspirational and educational destinations for all ages. Use the map below to explore some of our favorite High Country attractions!
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Within its publicly accessible 3,500 acres lie a 16-acre trout lake and 22-acre bass lake, as well as 25 miles of hiking and carriage trails. Flat Top Manor, the mansion and former home of the Gilded Age textile magnate and philanthropist, holds a craft shop, demonstration center, information desk and book store. Open year-round, the park is one of the most visited recreation areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway, with over 225,000 visitors per year.
With its Mile High Swinging Bridge, Naturalist Programs, Nature Museum, Nature Walks, and more, Grandfather Mountain is a landmark, nature reserve, and gateway to one of the oldest and most varied mountain ecosystems in the Blue Ridge.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
With countless overlooks, hiking and biking trails, fishing rivers, campgrounds, and natural attractions linked along the way, the Blue Ridge Parkway is both a journey and destination that could take a lifetime to explore.
Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 316.3) near the town of Linville, this namesake, three-tiered waterfall that plunges into the depths of Linville Gorge is one of the most spectacular sights in the High Country.
A favorite Wild West family theme park, Tweetsie takes you back to a time of steam locomotives, Cowboys and Indians, renegades and hoosegows. Special events, characters, and music just for kids take place every season.
Mast General Store
First opened in 1883 in the historic town of Valle Crucis, Mast General Store is one of the finest remaining examples of an old country general store, and still sells anything you could need, “from cradle to casket.”
Julian Price Park & Lake
Set at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, adjacent to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in Blowing Rock, Julian Price Memorial Park and its gorgeous lake are part of the largest public enjoyment area along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The New River
Second to the Nile in Egypt as the earth’s oldest river, and one of the only on the eastern seaboard to flow northward, the New River is an amazing portal into the geological past of the Blue Ridge.
Whether scouring Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, or Banner Elk, you won’t find a readier community to help you access and share all this area has to offer. Book a Discovery Tour today and ask us how you can stay at Blue Ridge Mountain Club and see why BRMC is considered “The Best Value in the High Country!”