Meander the Blue Ridge Parkway and Historic Happy Valley
Explore scenic vistas, historical sites, art, breweries, wineries, eateries and more along this world famous route.
In addition to outdoor recreation options galore and an arts scene that is recognized by the Smithsonian, there’s still more to love about Caldwell County! Whether you’re enjoying our portion of the scenic 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, taking advantage of our legendary furniture shopping, or enjoying the Southern charm of our festivals, good times are waiting in Caldwell County for residents and tourists alike. Theater, concerts and nightlife add to the variety.
Race fans will be right at home in Western North Carolina. Tri-County Motor Speedway is a 0.4-mile banked asphalt designated NASCAR Home Track facility where many rising NASCAR talents have proven themselves.
Metro amenities and activities are under an hour and a half away in Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem. The vast 19th-century Biltmore Estate in Asheville features magnificent gardens and artwork by masters like Renoir. For sports enthusiasts, there’s minor league baseball in nearby Hickory, and in Charlotte, you can enjoy NFL, NHL, MLS and NBA games, as well as NASCAR racing.
Listings of dining, breweries, wineries, lodging, family fun and shopping options can be found at Explore Caldwell.
Caldwell County NC Foothills Itinerary
Dining, Breweries and Vineyards