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Best things to do in Ashe County

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Friendly atmosphere, and great selection of locally made beer and hard ciders.”
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“A state park, the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area is a scenic location that offers breathtaking views of and from Mount Jefferson. Visitors can hike the mountain trails and picnic in the shelters provided by the park.”
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Cheese Shop
“Ashe County cheese factory and store is in West Jefferson. Good place to visit if it’s raining. ”
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Grocery Store
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American Restaurant
“Great owners and staff! Music year round on Saturdays and during the season - April till year's end, on Friday's too. Wonderful outdoor seating area, and great porch upstairs for waiting for a table.”
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“Great Pizza! Order a pizza and take up to Molly Chompers Cidery just up the street. ”
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“The New River wraps around this park and winds through some of the best North Carolina mountain scenery. The park offers paddling access and primitive, canoe-in camping is available at downstream access areas. Brief trips or multi-day excursions can be arranged with private outfitters or careful planning if visitors bring kayaks or canoes. It’s easy to combine paddling, camping, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing. A visitor center with exhibit hall complements interpretive programs on the river’s history and ecology, and a community building can be rented for family or group gatherings.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Country cooking, the famous spring water, and the beautiful mountain scenery. Families and tour groups alike find the country atmosphere relaxing and reminiscent of times past. Monday 7am-2pm. Tuesday 7am-2pm. Wednesday 7am-9pm. Thursday 7am-9pm. Friday 7am-9pm. Saturday 7am-9pm. Sunday 7am-9pm 407 Shatley Springs Rd, Crumpler, NC 28617”
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Coffee Shop
“A cozy atmosphere for relaxation and conversation. Coffee shop serving hot and iced coffees, lattes, teas, and smoothies”
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Travel Agency
“Zaloo's offers 5 and 10 mile river excursion via canoe, kayak or tube. This is a great way to explore the oldest river in North America, The New River. No rapids and and easy and fun way to spend the day. ”
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“Awesome hike!! Views are amazing at the top. Trails a extremely nice!! A little less than 2 hours round trip!”
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Cuban Restaurant
“Excellent lunch, warm and friendly service,. coffee, food, dishes of the day, plantains, desserts, everything is very good. Open Mar. -Dec. 11am-3pm Tue.-Sat. and for dinner Fri. -8pm Next to the Saturday Morning Farmers Market ”
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Movie Theatre
“Come check out the historic Parkway Theatre. Two movies play nightly. ”
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“Wonderful lunches - and we just love the roasted red pepper with gouda soup. Say hi to owner Tiffany, her sister Misty, their mom and the other friendly staff. And don't say we didn't warn you about the selection of baked goods to tempt you as you pay.”
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Art Gallery
“Features a variety of local artists crafts, paintings for sell. Shows throughout the years”
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“My husband may be partial, but he says they have some of the best BBQ around. Personally, I can never turn down their fried chicken! Super casual atmosphere, and family-friendly prices.”
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