Famous American Painter Ben Long is a native of North Carolina. He studied Fresco painting in Italy. Ben Long Frescos painted on the walls of the Holy trinity Episcopal Church and St Mary's Episcopal Church using imported lime from Florence Italy. The Last Supper is painted at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Take a tour of the Ashe County Cheese Company and visit the wine & cheese shop.
Mount Jefferson state Park is a small park about 555 acres, beautiful views atop Mount Jefferson which is 4683 ft. There are Picnic areas with picnic tables and grills, , nature study trails with wildflowers, rhododendron, mountain laurel, azalea, dogwood and more. Open all year round. No camping facilities inside park. The Blue Ridge Parkway is 15 miles away.
Northwest Trading Post has over 250 mountain crafts, woodcarving, pottery, baskets, musical instruments and more
EB Jeffress park is 12 miles south of Mt Jefferson with Picnic grounds and restrooms, nature trial to the Cascades.
Go canoeing and tubing on New River inside the New River State Park-.
Events - Christmas in July Event takes place in downtown West Jefferson with live music, crafts, competitions
NC Mountains: Biltmore Estates - Asheville