West Jefferson - Explore The Mountains Of NC
Only 3 hours from Raleigh, West Jefferson offers the small town feel of the NC mountains, but with a modern twist
Look for the Beautiful murals throughout downtown
Check out Carolina Country Wines for wine, local beers, and the best ginger beer on the planet. Hang out and enjoy a beer or wine tasting
Shop like a local. Find true western and outdoor gear at Bulls Boots and Western Gear and Mo’s Boots
Grab a coffee at Bohemia Coffee Shop and a blueberry fritter from Hole Lotta Donuts
Of course there’s the famous Ashe County Cheese where you can find lots of fun things. And, of course, cheese!
Don’t forget to head out and visit downtown Boone just 30 minutes away
And keep going to nearby Blowing Rock
You can hike the greenway which winds along the lake by the famous and posh Chetola Resort
For a little extra fun you can visit The Blowing Rock. There’s a $7 fee (it’s a bit of an illusion as you can see from the underside)
For a silhouette get there in the evening. Color photos are better in the morning
There’s also plenty of hiking nearby with Elk Knob State Park. Hike 2 miles to the top for a north and south view
If you’re lucky you may even get to hike on crunchy white snow
There’s also Mount Jefferson State Park. You can hike or drive to most of the lookouts
West Jefferson is also right by the Deep Gap portion of the Blue Ridge parkway. Drive or hike this famous area
I keep coming back to West Jefferson. I bet you will too!
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