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New River Marathon

New River Marathon, Half Marathon, 4-Mile, 1-Mile“It’s like running through a dream!”“The most beautiful race venue ever…It even smells fantastic!” “Out of the more than 20 marathons I’ve done, only Big Sur rivals the beauty of the New River course.”  ... View the full post »


One of our area's best outdoor adventures is zip-lining, a cable-suspended ride above and between the treetops.Zip-liners enjoy expansive High Country views available only when you're zipping above ground-level. Zip-lines are often called "eco-tours" because the goal is to offe... View the full post »

Climbing & Bouldering

Climbing in the Boone area is an amazing way to be right in the middle of the area's most expansive views.Whether you are after multi-pitch ascents of awe-inspiring cliffs, or easy access bouldering (climbing close to the ground, without ropes or harnesses) the Boone area has a ran... View the full post »


MERLEFEST SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2021  MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music. We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and MEMORIES! ... View the full post »

Ashe Farmers Market

Ashe County Farmers Market  Every Saturday (rain or shine) 8am – 1pm.Come and join us in our happy place. Always fresh. Always local. Our market is easily accessible and conveniently located on the Backstreet in West Jefferson with a covered shelter to ensure yo... View the full post »

Gem Mining

Gem Mining Mine for real gems in the region known for underground treasure. The mountains of western North Carolina are famous for turning up emeralds, garnets, sapphires, and more. Now, the entire family can have a hand in discovering what will be one of their most memorab... View the full post »