Visiting the High Country

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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!

Outdoor Recreation

Area Chambers of Commerce

Arts and Cultural Events



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.

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