Parks & Fitness Centers


BLOWING ROCK PARKS & RECREATION

Year-round recreation programs and facilities, heated outdoor pool, and public parks. Tennis courts and more available in Memorial Park, as well as loaned equipment.

JULIAN PRICE MEMORIAL PARK

Julian Price Memorial Park can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just 5 miles from Blowing Rock. Here, you can camp, hike, canoe, picnic, fish, or simply stand and take in the beauty to be found at Price Lake.

MOSES CONE MEMORIAL PARK

25 miles of preserved Carriage Trails wind through the estate that once belonged to "Denim King" Moses Cone and his wife, Bertha. Wander the trails, fish at Bass and Trout Lakes, see the historic mansion, and hike up to the top of Flat Top Mountain to see the Cone family cemetery plots and breathtaking views of the area.

PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST

The 192,000-acre Grandfather District of Pisgah National Forest stretches from near Black Mountain, along the east side of the Blue Ridge Parkway, to just south of Blowing Rock. The forest provides outstanding recreation, spectacular scenery, a vast array of wildlife habitat, and sustainable timber.

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ZAP ENDURANCE

ZAP Endurance offers adult running vacations for all abilities at multiple locations here in Blowing Rock. ZAP also sponsors a team of full time Olympic Hopeful Long distance runners.