This page is a vacation, travel, and visitors resource and community discussions page for Banner Elk NC tourism in Avery County near Gtrandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain, and Beech Mountain. Please consider sharing this document on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter so other interested parties can learn more about this local resort town deep in the Western NC region of the state. Additionally, please use the discussions form located at the bottom for community generated local information, questions, and resident recommendations on things to do and places to see in this community.
Information and questions we hope to receive about Banner Elk NC can include data on area ski resorts, recreational activities, lodging suggestions relating to hotels, motels, RV parks, and campgrounds, and information on restaurants, bars, and other popular entertainment sources for this resort town. Furthermore, information discussed can include data on national forests in the area, shopping, art galleries, live music, wildlife and nature links, bed and breakfast locations, further information on snow skiing and snowboarding, historical landmarks, hiking and nature trails, whitewater rafting opportunities, local area lakes, rivers, and streams popular for fishing, and other tourism related activities commonly found in this town.
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Local Area Attractions, Things To Do And See
This small mountainous ski town is located in Avery County within the Appalachian Mountains and is approximately 1.8 miles from Beech Mountain, 1.44 miles from Sugar Mountain, 4.28 miles from Grandfather Mountain State Park, and 12 miles to Boone NC. Additionally, Banner Elk NC is 7 miles from the Tennessee state line.
While the town is a perennial favorite place for vacationers and travelers who come to go snow skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, this town also has robust attractions and places of interest in the summer months considering nearby national parks and wilderness areas. We consider this town to be a must see tourism destination in the month of October when the fall leaves are changing colors.
Significant landmarks include the Banner Elk Heritage Foundation, the Elk River Club, Tate-Evans Park, Mill Pond, the Elk River, Shawneehaw Creek, and Whitehead Creek.
Significant Highways for travel include Route 184 and Route 194.
This community has considerable vacation cabin rentals and rustic cottages located in the local area which can be rented for a weekend getaway.
Wilderness areas surrounding the community present many opportunities for fishing area lakes, streams, and creeks. There are numerous scenic overlooks in the area to view the fall leaves and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. Additionally, there are considerable resources for whitewater rafting, extreme hiking and trails, hunting, bird watching, and wildlife and nature viewing.
If you’re interested in exploring and discovering waterfalls, we hope readers and residents will alert us to the best locations to find these falls.
Considering tourism related opportunities for motels, hotels, RV parks, and campgrounds, what are some establishments offering great accommodations and amenities?
What are some local establishments for bed and breakfast inns, rental cottages, and rustic cabins? What accommodations and amenities make these rentals unique and interesting?
Considering recreational activities centered around nature trails and hiking, bird watching, nature and wildlife viewing, boating on area lakes and rivers, fishing in area streams and creeks, discovering waterfalls, and other wilderness related activities, what areas are popular for vacationers and travelers?
Tell us more about downtown Banner Elk NC as it relates to popular restaurants, bars, nightlife entertainment, art galleries, boutiques, retail shopping, and locally owned shops which are unique and interesting.
What are some well-known and popular ski resorts scattered throughout the area? Is there public transportation to places like Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain when planning a day snow skiing, tubing, or snowboarding within the Appalachian Mountains?
Tell us more about efforts by Avery County NC tourism authority and their efforts to boost the local economy and businesses to this travel destination.
What are some significant historical landmarks and scenic overlooks in this region and town?
What are some significant places to see and things to do we didn’t touch on in this article?
What questions or information do you have about date we didn’t touch on in this article as it relates to Banner Elk tourism in Avery County NC?
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