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Parks and nature in Boone

Top parks

Theme Park
“Great for kids and adults. Ride the train thru the woods with live action. Pet the animals, rides and shows.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Also a fairly long drive but well worth it for children and train enthusiast.”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Moses Cone created denim. Why wouldn't you want to visit his estate? Miles to explore, ponds for fishing, it is worth the trek and located just a couple miles from downtown Blowing Rock.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“Beautiful lake for viewing from the trail, boat rental and picnic areas. Gorgeous views!”
  • 19 locals recommend
“We don't mountain bike, but I have trail run a lot here. It's the perfect and challenging loop. They also have picnic tables and a really fun playground with lots of ropes challenges for the kids.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“This park is beautiful! It is a community supported park, and includes a paved walking trail around the park, park benches to rest, clean restrooms, and a beautiful river running next to it, with access for fishing, rafting, or just dipping your feet!”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Go to the Erwin Tn outpost just 30 minutes away for amazing rafting on the Nolichucky Gorge ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“What a view! Drive up above Boone to this park and take a look at grand vistas! It's the closes place to Boone with a stellar view, and there's no hike to get there- especially good for folks with limited mobility. Closed for the winter, so check the dates before you head up!”
  • 7 locals recommend


“Located at the Watauga County Recreation Complex, the Tot Lot features state-of-art playground equipment and separate play areas for 2 to 5-year-olds and 6 to 11-year-olds. The complex, which is located off Hunting Hills Drive in Boone, also features baseball/softball fields and an indoor swimming pool.”
  • 1 local recommends


“Mountain bike park with great trails for hiking or biking, great place for a picnic and close to town. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Relaxing with dripping waterfalls and winding paths, Glen Burney Trail is a popular hiking destination in the Boone area. Along with the foot trail, experienced hikers may choose to hike through the forest providing more of a challenge. 243 Laurel Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605”
  • 5 locals recommend