Outstanding recreational opportunities, the arts and community festivals make Caldwell County living even more enjoyable. Natural scenery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a moderate southern climate add to Caldwell County's quality of life. We also have six golf courses in the county.
Boating, canoeing and water skiing on nearby lakes and snow skiing on the mountain slopes are less than an hour's drive away.
Caldwell County offers thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, scenic beauty, and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Caldwell County contains more than 50,000 acres of recreational land, much of it part of the Pisgah National Forest.
This historic site is the former home of Revolutionary War hero General William Lenoir. Located on Hwy. 268 (near Patterson School), the site offers tours and events throughout the year. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BLOWING ROCK ATTRACTION
North Carolina's oldest travel attraction since 1933. Short scenic walk includes views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, and Hawksbill. Also enjoy a small garden waterfall, observation tower and unique gift shops. Open daily April-December. January, February and March open weekends only, weather permitting. Located on Highway 321 South across from Green Park Inn. Handicap accessible.
BLOWING ROCK ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM), located in downtown Blowing Rock on the corner of Chestnut and Main streets, features rotating exhibits, programs and classes that fulfill its mission to promote the visual arts, history and heritage of the region. The facility includes six galleries; Education Center; large multi-purpose room for lectures; meetings and other events; and free parking in the adjacent two-level parking structure.
Historic Society Heritage Museum
The museum, which highlights the county's history from pre-colonial to present day, offers a variety of exhibits, memorabilia and artifacts. Tours available. Call for tour information and hours. Located in former Davenport College building next to Davenport School, downtown. 112 Vaiden St., Lenoir, NC
Tuttle Educational State Forest
Trails with "talking" trees and exhibits. Ranger conducted programs. Off NC Hwy 18, Gamewell, NC
Campgrounds and Cottages within 50 miles.
Blue Bear Mountain Camp Todd, 828-406-4226
Stoney Fork Campground and B&B, located in Ferguson, (336) 973-5299
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