In Boone NC located just minutes from downtown is the new mountain bike park. The trails are made for beginners to advanced riders, with trails that are singletrack, rocks, jumps and flow. There are three shelters, picnic area, and an adventure playground. If you like to help out in your community then come to Rocky Knob bike park on “Dirty Thursdays” and help keep the trails maintained.
Also in Boone NC the Appalachian community has added a female sport call roller girls. It is a full contact sport that involves skates. The derby league is based in Boone and has a mission to encourage female athleticism, community awareness through activities, and charity involvement.
The new Blowing Rock Art and History Museum opened up in downtown Blowing Rock that promotes visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains. The Museum has nearly 30 collections of the popular pastime, and a commemorating the Civil War in western NC.