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Visiting the High Country

Appalachian State University is nestled in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. With this beautiful location comes endless possibilities for activities. Here are a few resources to help you plan your visit!

Things to Do Around Boone

Best of Boone

Each year The Appalachian (opens in a new tab), the Universitys bi-weekly student newspaper, polls current students and complies a list of the highest recommended restaurants, shopping, services, housing, and much more in their "Best of Boone" issue. This guide is a great place to start!

Outdoor Recreation
Area Chambers of Commerce
Arts and Cultural Events

Please note that this is not a comprehensive listing and that Appalachian does not endorse any particular attraction.

Weather in Boone

Ray's Weather Center

Weather in the high country can be unpredictable at best. If you're planning a trip to campus, Boone, or any of the surrounding areas, be sure to check out Ray's Weather Center for information about the current forecast (opens in a new tab).