Boone is another town that I stopped by in North Carolina and spent a few days. This town, like others in the state, is also steeped in local history and has a picturesque setting amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains.
History of the City
I came to know that this city was named after Daniel Boone, an American explorer, and pioneer. As local history goes, Boone camped at a site by the town limits and Boone family descendants had several properties here. The first church here was built by Boone’s nephews, called Three Forks Baptist.
Exploring City and Outdoors
It is a destination ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. I enjoyed the walk across the swinging bridge called Mile High and went past Grandfather Mountain. I also journeyed out by bike and explored the trails by the state park called ‘Elk Knob’. Those who are cyclists can grab a bike and also explore the national forest at Pisgah. It comprises of trails across 200 miles. I also explored the Tweetsie railroad, watched a game at the Appalachian local state university.
For staying there are several downtown and mountain resorts and hotels to put up. I enjoyed the mountain air and relaxed while browsing the different stores and staying at Daniel Boone Inn. For skiing I discovered several ski areas on the Appalachian Mountains close by along with chair lifts, conveyor lifts and others. The Banner Elk Winery is another delightful place to visit, located in the high country and with villas to stay at such as Blueberry villa.
Beech Mountain resort as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway is known to offer several recreational opportunities.
Eateries to Stop by
I stopped by WildCraft Eatery at West King Street which has New American fare, known to offer farm to table and café fare. F.A.R.M café is another place where healthy food is served while Eleven80 is an eatery which I also stopped by for and enjoyed several of the items that they had on the dinner menu.