Outdoor Activities

    The Town of Banner Elk offers a diverse recreational palette.There are activities for every season of the year, many of which are outdoor activities.  The most valuable attraction is the natural beauty of this area, regardless of the season.  In addition, there are amenities that can be accessed through local area communities, some public and some private.

    Grandfather Mountain State Park is within driving distance.  Fishing, Swimming, Summer Camp, Hiking, and outdoor Camping can be found at Wildcat Lake and Holston Presbyterian Camp.  Biking and Whitewater Rafting can be an enjoyable experience and there is no shortage of businesses to help promote those activities.  Horseback Riding is also available with some of the local stables.  Golfing is available with some private and some public courses.  Skiing and tubing are winter sports and are also available to our area depending on the weather.  Festivals and Arts and Craft events are sprinkled here and there throughout the year.

    Of course all this talk of activity can make one very tired.  If rest and relaxation is what you’re looking for, we have that too.
    Town of Banner Elk
    200 Park Avenue
    P.O. Box 2049
    Banner Elk, NC 28604
    (828) 898-5398