Raleigh Magazine: Take Me Home, Country Roads
Looking for an enticing outdoor escape? The hills of the High Country are calling…
“The future tells me go, but my mountain heart says stay.” If your heart belongs to the mountains a la country crooner/queen Dolly Parton, soothe it via a vacay to High Country. Nestled in the “Coolest Corner in North Carolina” amid the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and home to the highest town in eastern America (aka Beech Mountain), this area offers stunning views of the second-oldest mountain range on Earth, an array of high-altitude activities, plus fantastic food and drink ops galore.
Photo: Sam Dean, courtesy of VisitNC
Great food & drink locations mentioned: 6th and Main, New River Brewing and eatery, Beech Mountain Brewing Co, Call Family Distillers, Bohemia Coffee, 5506' Skybar.