Planning a Vacation to Blowing Rock NC usually starts with the Blowing Rock NC Weather Forecast. Blowing Rock Travel Distances and Map will help you get here safely. Don’t rely solely on GPS, as there are many areas up here where the GPS Addresses and Google Map information are incorrect.
Blowing Rock North Carolina
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.
Winter in Blowing Rock NC
Winter is Ski Season here in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, with so many skiiers coming up to Appalachian Ski Mountain. There is something for every skiier at the North Carolina High Country Ski Resorts and Ski Areas.
It snows up here – Sometimes a lot! If you have a AWD or 4x4 Vehicle – Bring It. Make sure you have proper snow tires on your vehicle.
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.
If you have a SLR camera with a medium or a long lens, you know how difficult these cameras can be to take securely on remote hiking trails, downhill skiing or mountain biking. The Cotton Carrier Systems Harness keeps your SLR camera secure against your body, for all types of adventure photography.