Fall is our busiest Tourist Season here in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, with so many Leaf Lookers and the Spectacular Fall Colors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be sure to book your reservations well in advance, and don’t forget to bring your camera! Peak Leaf Season typically occurs around the week of October 15–21st. If you missed the peak in Blowing Rock NC, travel south from Blowing Rock NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway towards Asheville and the Great Smoky Mountains, which peak a few weeks later.
Named after the famous tourist attraction, “The Blowing Rock”, the Quaint Village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a popular east coast mountain tourist destination for all seasons. Featured in Jan Karon’s Mitford Book Series, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a cool summer refuge for many South Florida Retirees. With its fly fishing springs, cool summer breezes, colorful fall leaves and snow ski winters, Blowing Rock NC has something for everyone. Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains, just south of Boone NC, Blowing Rock sits on the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, with its many Lakes, Mountain Streams, Scenic Overlooks and Hiking Trails. Blowing Rock is also home to the Appalachian Mountain Ski Resort and Tweetsie Railway Theme Park.
Most Winter Ski Resort visitors to Blowing Rock North Carolina are from the Deep South, and are not used to driving in deep snow and ice, in severe cold temperatures with 60 m.p.h. wind gusts. Our Western North Carolina Winter Driving Tips might be handy for you, especially if you are driving up to Blowing Rock from South Carolina, Georgia or Florida.
Winter Ski Season in the Western North Carolina High Country typically starts after Thanksgiving and can run into late March (weather permitting). There are a number of Western North Carolina Ski Resorts and Ski Areas around Blowing Rock NC, including Appalachian Ski Mountain, Ski Beech and Sugar Mountain.