Fall is our busiest Tourist Season here in Boone, 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 Boone NC, travel south from Boone NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway towards Asheville and the Great Smoky Mountains, which peak a few weeks later.
Named after the famous pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman, “Daniel Boone”, Boone, North Carolina is a popular east coast mountain tourist destination and outdoor adventure area for all seasons.
Boone North Carolina is home to Appalachian State University (ASU) and the famous Appalachian State Mountaineers Football. Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Blowing Rock, Boone NC lies just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, with its many Lakes, Mountain Streams, Scenic Overlooks and Hiking Trails. Located between Blowing Rock and Boone NC is the Tweetsie Railway Theme Park and Appalachian Ski Mountain Ski Resort.
Most Winter Ski Resort visitors to Boone 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 Boone 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 Boone NC, including Appalachian Ski Mountain, Ski Beech and Sugar Mountain.