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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, the University’s 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!
Area Chambers of Commerce
Arts and Cultural Events
- The Mountain Times
- The Watauga Democrat
- The Appalachian - student newspaper
- High Country News
- The Blowing Rocket
Please note: This is not a comprehensive listing and 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 up-to-date information about the current forecast by clicking here.