High Country Outdoor Recreation

Create your own family stories and traditions by participating in some of the NC High Country’s four seasons of recreational activities.

High Country Mountain Music

Doc Watson was inspired by the High Country, you’ll find that this mountain folk music will capture your heart as well.

Goodnight Brothers Country Ham

This family run company has been curing country in Boone since 1948. Goodnight Brothers country ham is sold to restaurants and in grocery stores across the state.

Winter Sports in The North Carolina High Country

Appalachian Ski Mountain, Sugar Mountain, and Beech Mountain are the premier Skiing and Snowboarding destinations in North Carolina’s High Country. Pros and beginners alike love visiting the slopes at these snowy mountains.

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

North Carolina has 1,600 growers producing an estimated 50 million Fraser fir Christmas trees growing on over 25,000 acres. The North Carolina Christmas Tree Industry is ranked second in the nation in number of trees harvested.

The Christmas Tree

North Carolina has 1,600 growers producing an estimated 50 million Fraser fir Christmas trees growing on over 25,000 acres. Fraser Fir trees represent over 90% of all species grown in North Carolina. The North Carolina Christmas Tree Industry is ranked second in the nation in number of trees harvested.