On a leisurely stroll in downtown Blowing Rock, you will learn about the history, hear the stories, and visit one or two of the oldest buildings on Main Street.


Guided walks provide a glimpse of how the town became such a popular resort over a century ago as well as how it continues to appeal to those seeking a respite from a faster paced world today.  Learn about some of the well-known people who enjoyed spending time here.


Walks are held weekends and weather permitting. Umbrellas are always a good idea!


Blowing Rock was the home of author Jan Karon and the inspiration for her fictional town of Mitford. See September’s calendar for “Mitford Walks”, small groups imagining Mitford, held in conjunction with the release of the final Mitford book. Limited availability, reservations are required.