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The Region

Elk River’s Blue Ridge Mountain region, locally known as The High Country, is rich with Appalachian heritage, culture, festivals, recreation and towns.

Outside the gates of Elk River, residents enjoy summer concerts in nearby parks, leisurely drives along The Blue Ridge Parkway, theater at neighboring Lees-McRae College, cultural events at Appalachian State University, skiing Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain, hiking along Grandfather Mountain, trips with grandchildren to Tweetsie Railroad and more. Please visit our interactive region map for more details.

Two exceedingly popular regional events are October's annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk and the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, held in July.

Visit the Banner Elk Chamber's website and Calendar of Events for more information on local evetns.

Visit two of our favorite local Webcams for current views from Elk River. One is a view of Beech Mountain and the other shows the runway of our private airport.

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