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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Go with the flow and see where the water takes you from the scenic Riverwalk lined with shops and cafes to the family-friendly entertainment found on…
When you think of extraordinary golf, the Pinehurst area, also known as the “Home of American Golf”, often immediately comes to mind. Full of…
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Linville (14.61 mile)
July 24 - 25
A special opportunity to camp in MacRae Meadows and take part in day and night activities led by Grandfather’s naturalists and interpretive rangers. Online registration begins May 1.
Spruce Pine (19.87 mile)
Free music from 11:00-4:30. Admission for the meal is a dish to share, large enough for your party with some extra for the musicians who will be entertaining all day.
Lenoir (7.59 mile)
You'll find nothing but fun and blackberries here! Great kids activities, lots of live music and quality art and craft vendors. Join us and make memories that will last longer than the blackberries!
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Lenoir (7.47 mile)
Artisanal microbrewery and gastropub serving creative food and beers in western North Carolina.
Lenoir (8.14 mile)
Drive up coffee lodge serving beverages made to order.
Morganton (12.44 mile)
Fresh, healthy wraps and sandwiches with daily homemade soups!
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Lenoir (3.44 mile)
Located along beautiful Wilson’s Creek, BMB provides swimming, fishing, tubing, playground for the children, and game room. Also provided are cotta...
Collettsville (5.37 mile)
Boone Fork Campground is a primitive camping site with a fishing pond operated by the U.S. Forest Service within the Pisgah National Forest. Group ...
Collettsville (6.53 mile)
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This is a three-bedroom, two-bath luxury vacation home with furnished rooms and fireplace. The lodge is located in the Wilson Creek area.
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