Being in the mountains, Ashe County is booming with tons of places to get outside, relax, and have fun with friends and family. While there are more spots than we can possibly list in just one blog post, we’ve
compiled a list of the most popular parks and rec destinations the whole family will love right here in Ashe County, North Carolina.

– Ashe County Parks & Recreation

  1. Family Central
    Includes a free gym for Ashe County residents, a gymnasium for basketball, volleyball
    and other activities as well as running trails and a ball field available for rental.
    2. Ashe County Park
    This park is packed with several areas for activity including a disc golf course, shelters for
    rent, a skate park, Phoenix Lake trout pond, story walk, playground, ball fields, and nature trails.

– Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
This 1,188-acre state parks boasts miles of hiking trails, scenic views, and covered
pavilions for picnics and relaxing.

– Lansing Creeper Trail Park
Located in the northern part of Ashe County, this park includes a stream for trout
fishing, cycling trails, covered picnic areas, dog area and is located across the street from
Downtown Lansing which features several delicious restaurants.

– New River State Park
Covering the beautiful New River (one of the oldest rivers in the United States)
protected watershed, this park features fishing, canoeing, and camping.