Avery County, located in majestic mountains of Western Carolina, known as the “The High Country” and home to the storied peaks of Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain – also some of the High South’s most popular playgrounds! Banner Elk the quaint one red light town and home of the World Famous Woolly Worm and Art Festivals.
With the highest county seat in North Carolina (Newland, elv. 3,589 ft.) and the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies (Beech Mountain, elv. 5,506 ft.), Avery County is the place to come to clear your head, connect with family and friends and get above the rush of daily life.
Contact The Avery Chamber of Commerce today for help in planning a visit to our distinctive destination where you’ll find amazing restaurants, charming inns, historic resorts, great golf, bike and hiking trails, waterfalls,sensational snow and some of the most spectacular scenery known to man. 800-972-2183.