North Carolina Attractions

Southern Skiing - The South Has Risen

Southern Skiing - The South Has Risen When I moved to the High Country to go to college, I did so with the intention of leaving my skiing career behind me forever. As a former ski racer, I had the opportunity to ski nearly every type of terrain this continent has to offer, from Maine to Mt. Hood, from Quebec to New Mexico, and several dozen places in-between. I’d spent every season as a ski...

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Fun 'n' Wheels Inc.

Fun for the whole family. Go-carts, krazy kars, game room, the Amazing Gyro. The High Country's action center for family fun. Fun 'n' Wheels Inc. 2788 Highway 105 Boone, NC 28607-5707 Phone: (828) 262-3780

New River Zoo

New River Zoo The New River Zoo is an up close and personal encounter with animals from around the globe. New River Zoo is home to over many different species of mammals, reptiles and birds, including endangered species such as ring-tailed lemurs Oscar and Tate to five difference species of large cats including leopards and lynxes. Reptiles at the New River Zoo include...

SNOW Making

SNOW Making Just how important is snowmaking? A simple question that elicits an answer that puts everything else in per spective. According to Brad Moretz of Appalachian Ski Mountain, snowmaking is the lifeblood of the ski industry in North America. Photo by Mark Mitchell “Snowmaking is the lifeblood of the skiing industry in North America,” Brad Moretz of Appalachian...

Lake Cabin for Rent

Vacation rentals on Watauga Lake between Mountain City, TN and Boone, NC. Spectacular log home and smaller waterfront cabins available. Enjoy panoramic views of NC and TN mountains from the huge wrap around deck. Relax in the 8-person hot tub while grilling outside. Park your own boat at the dock or rent theirs. Pontoon, jet ski, canoe, kayaks... all the...

ANTIQUING High Country

ANTIQUING High Country There’s a contemporary legend in the High Country that claims one can travel from Blowing Rock to Banner Elk without ever once being forced to step foot outside an antique store. As with most legends, there is only a portion of truth in the telling. The High Country does have an abundance of antiques dealers. And that’s good if you’re among the thousands of...

Fishing Areas in Wilkes County

East Prong Roaring River Public Fishing Area (PFA), Wilkesboro Stone Mountain State Park, Phone: (336) 957-8185 How To Go: From I-77, take U.S. 21 north toward Sparta. Go approximately seven miles; turn left on S.R. 1002 (Traphill Road). Go five miles to S.R. 1784 ( John P. Frank Highway); take it into Stone Mountain State Park. About the East Prong...

Berryhill House

Berryhill House Italianate style features low-pitched, projecting roofs, square towers, tall, slender windows and undulating modillion brackets. The Berryhill House in Fourth Ward owes its existence to the need for a bellows factory in Charlotte. In 1879, Charlotte was a small town with telegraph poles lining the dirt streets, which were filled with horses and buggies....

Historical Stories - Surviving an Appalachian Winter

Historical Stories - Surviving an Appalachian Winter The Life & Times Of Families In Colonial Day Mountains It's pleasant to look through a window at white stuff blanketing the ground, toast one another around the ski lodge, or watch television in a centrally-heated house. How different times were for our predecessors in the Appalachian region, the hardy English and Scottish settlers who made their way to...

Fishing Areas in Gaston County

Crowders Lake, Crowders Mountain State Park Public Fishing Area (PFA), Kings Mountain Crowders Mountain State Park, Phone: (704) 853-5375 How To Go: From Gastonia, take I-85 south to exit 13. From exit 13, go south approximately one mile, following the brown signs to the park. Turn right on S.R. 2974; go 1.9 mile. Turn left on Sparrow Springs Road; go...

NASAR, National Standard Race Program

NASAR, National Standard Race Program National Standard Race Program Finds Its Roots In The 60s. It was the brainchild of SKI Magazine editor- in-chief John Fry. Seeing the growth of skiing in the United States, but with no real outlets for the competition aspect of the sport, Fry adopted a universal handicap scoring system that was being used in France. In France at the time, ski instructors...

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Old Salem Museums & Gardens If it’s authenticity and living history you seek, look no further than Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Carefully preserved buildings and homes of this Moravian settlement engage visitors in the experience of daily life as it existed in 18th and 19th century North Carolina. Tools and trades of tinsmiths, cobblers, bakers and gunsmiths—as plied before the...

The A.W. Ange House

This community museum and cultural center is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The 1901 Victorian house is spon-sored by the Winterville Historical & Arts Society, Inc., and the collec-tion houses over 1,000 artifacts. Open by appointment for groups. Museums Winterville The A.W. Ange House 2543 Church Street Phone: 252-321-2660

Lethco House

Lethco House Typical Tudor details include steep roof pitches, half-timber work, leaded glass windows, decorative doorways and the use of brick and stone. George Stephens, the brains behind the creation of Myers Park, had a flair for innovation and a talent for making the right connections.  After graduation from Chapel Hill, Stevens came to Charlotte, where he...

Zaloo's Canoes, kayaks and tubes

Zaloo's Canoes, kayaks and tubes Zaloo's Canoes offers the finest canoe kayak and tube rentals. They specialize in canoe and kayak camping 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 beginners first river experience. They are the oldest and...