Visitor Information

Appalachian is located in an aesthetically pleasing ecological setting that is culturally and recreationally rich. Together, the setting and the people create a strong sense of place that binds community members to each other and to the natural world. We invite our attendees to engage in our connected local community and economy.  Commune here, dine here, relax here, play here, have fun here. Below are several links to get you connected to our wonderful local community.

grandfatherGrandfather Mountain

Discover one of the true natural wonders of the area. Grandfather Mountain is only 30 minutes from downtown Boone and offers visitors an unique experience. From walking and hiking to a nature museum, Grandfather Mountain has it all.




Explore Boone Areaexplore boone area

Whether you're looking for a close hike or for a wild waterfall, Explore Boone Area is your one-size fits all website. They host information for places to stay, places to play, places to eat, and so much more. Be sure to check out their website.




app summer festival

Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music festival and has developed over the years to become one of the nation's largest regional multi-arts festivals with over 26,000 people in attendance each year.


High Country Local Firstlocal first

High Country Local First is a non-profit organization that supports locally owned, independent businesses and farmers through education, promotion, and networking. This organization is a great resource for finding local businesses and resturants. 




todds calendar

Todd's Calendar

Looking for something happening in downtown Boone? Todd's Calendar is a comprehensive events calendar for the North Carolina High Country. Events happening anywhere in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Seven Devils, Foscoe, Linville, Sugar Grove, and Vilas are listed on the calendar.



Energy Center Workshop Series

Energy Center Newsletter


Dr. Michael Ramey, Interim Director
828-262-6553 (fax)

401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608


Workshops Contact

Janet Miller
Workshop Coordinator
Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University

QEP Global Learning