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Published: May 20, 2019 Appalachian Fly and Yak Offers guided fly fishing and kayak fishing trips. Most of the fly fishing is done in Ashe County, NC. The kayaking is offered on the New River for small mouth bass or on any of the nearby lakes for spotted bass and large mouth bass. All trips are offered in ½ day or full day. Ashe County Cheese Ashe County Cheese is Carolina’s oldest cheese plant, producing quality cheese since 1930. They are located in the picturesque town of West Jefferson. Watch the fascinating process of cheese making from their viewing area and make sure to visit their cheese and gift shop. Burnt Hills Stables Enjoy miles of mountain trails and back roads with spectacular views to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with your very own trail guide. We have horses of all ages and abilities. We offer 1 & 2 hour rides. Gem Valley Gem Valley is a Seasonal gem mining, fluming and gold panning business. At Gem Valley you have opportunity to find and take home some truly beautiful and valuable gems of all sorts! The Appalachian Mountains of NC have a huge variety of precious and semi-precious stones in its soil! Our flume workers will be glad to assist you in identifying your stones! Our Gem Shop and Museum offers a variety of jewelry, stones, souvenirs and information on geology, paleontology, and the lapidary arts. Our experienced gem cutters will be glad to take custom stone-cutting and jewelry setting orders. The park has a picnic area with tables and grills if you wish to spend lunch. Restrooms are available inside the gift shop. Grandfather Mountain Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge and a nature preserve of global importance. Take a heart-pounding walk across the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge; photograph bears, otters and other wildlife in natural habitats; and hike some of the South’s best trails. Also features a nature museum, nature movies, restaurant, gift shops, and picnic areas. One mile from Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 305. Open year round, weather permitting. High Gravity Adventures Get harnessed up and climb through 75 different aerial challenges ranging from 15-50 off the ground. Ages 4 and up are invited into the air with us. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or in need of an introduction to the vertical world, High Gravity Adventures is where you belong. Horn In The West This famous outdoor production has been a High Country tradition since the 1950s. The play tells the story of Daniel Boone and the rugged mountain settlers of the late 18th century who fought for American independence. Mountain Aire Golf Course Located in West Jefferson and nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge, Mountain Aire is an established, public course offering 18 holes of well-maintained fairways, complimented by the natural, rugged beauty of the Appalachians. Lessons available. Mystery Hill Mystery Hill has been amazing visitors since 1948 with a fun and educational tour that explores the natural gravitational anomaly where objects held in midair take more force to move in one direction than they do the other along with an amazing collection of optical illusions that make you question the phrase "Seeing is Believing"! Entertaining for all ages - Plan your visit today and prepare to be amazed. New River Outfitters New River Outfitters is the oldest, most experienced, and most complete outfitter on the New River in North Carolina. Since 1976 we have been helping individuals, families, and groups enjoy the beautiful New River by canoe. We use only the best equipment and strive to give prompt, courteous service to give you the most enjoyment. When you plan your trip on the New this year, be sure to schedule it with the best. RiverGirl Fishing Company Join us where fun and fishing flow. At Rivergirl Fishing Company, we’re passionate about sharing the joys of the river with all lovers of the outdoors. We offer friendly, personalized instruction, high-quality rentals, and a sense of adventure from our well-stocked shop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Nestled beside the legendary South Fork New River in historic Todd, North Carolina – just a few minutes from the regional center Boone – we provide everything you'll need for the perfect day on the river. Whether you're a seasoned fisherman in need of leaders, tippets and flies, or a newcomer who wants to learn how to fly fish and get a fishing license, or a family seeking canoes/kayaks or tubes for a day on the water, our one-stop shop supplies the expertise and equipment to ensure you an unforgettable experience in the flawless wilds of North Carolina. We couple our excitement for the river with a sense of respect and stewardship for the great outdoors. Our friendly staff are experts not only in having fun on the river, but also in preserving and protecting its natural splendor. Contact us today to get your next adventure afloat! The Blowing Rock North Carolina’s oldest travel attraction since 1933. Learn more about this legend and how this immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging the Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below got its name. Offering special events and musical entertainment. Tweetsie Railroad A family oriented Wild West theme park located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States. The centerpiece of the park is a 3-mile (4.8 km) ride on a train pulled by one Tweetsie Railroad's historic steam locomotives. The park also features a variety of amusement rides, live shows, a zoo and other attractions geared towards families with children. The park also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Zaloo’s Canoes Zaloo's Canoes offers the finest canoe, kayak, and tube trips. They specialize in canoe and kayak trips for Scouts, families, friends, and corporate groups on the historic and scenic New River, an American Heritage River. Truly a great canoeing, kayaking and tubing river for a child's or beginner's first river experience. They are the oldest and friendliest canoeing, tubing, and kayaking outfitter in the area with 40 years of experience.

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