Avery County Provides Lots of Winter Fun


Avery County, North Carolina, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains welcomes fun seekers of all ages. This beautiful and unique area offers four distinct seasons and the Avery County Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to live the dream and enjoy true Southern hospitality. We are even the Home to the world famous Woolly Worm Festival, one of the top 10 fall festivals in the country!

Ski the highest summits of the South at our three state of the art ski resorts, Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort. Activities abound year round including hiking, biking, rafting, golfing, tubing, horseback riding, antiquing, fine art festivals, art galleries and more. Cross the mile high bridge at Grandfather Mountain, explore the Civil War trail, swim, fish and canoe at beautiful Wildcat Lake or take a thrilling ride on a zipline.

Visit the Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s favorite scenic drive, or see the majestic mountains from the comfort of a trolley tour while visiting our award winning wineries.

The Avery County Chamber is dedicated to serving residents, businesses and visitors through social media, networking, a user-friendly website, monthly marketing outreach events, exciting events that promote tourism, partnerships with state and government organizations and business promotion within and outside of the community. Our enterprises with local businesses and organizations allow our members to reap benefits from far and wide no matter which season we are enjoying in the High Country.

For more information, visit our website www.averycounty.com, call (828) 898-5605 or come by for a visit. We are located in the Shoppes at Tynecastle-4501 Tynecastle Highway, Unit 2, Banner Elk. We are open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Melynda Martin Pepple is Executive Director of Avery County Chamber of Commerce.

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