Blowing rock North Carolina is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North Carolina. From its endless views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the small town shopping and restaurants , Blowing Rock, North Carolina has something for everyone. Whether it’s a day at Tweetsie Railroad with the family, shopping downtown or at the outlet shops, hiking and biking or skiing at nearby Appalachian Ski Mountain it is a venue for adventure, but also a place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. For those who live here year around, the Watauga school system offers a great education filled with a wide variety of extracurricular activities. The town’s elevation of 3,500 to 3,600 feet (1,100 to 1,100 m) above sea level results in cooler summer temperatures than lowland areas to the east and south. Daytime temperatures in the summer rarely rise above 80 °F (27 °C). Temperatures in the winter are much colder and harsher than would be expected in a southern state. Daytime highs can frequently fall into the 20s or lower. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are all common in the winter months. Springtime in Blowing Rock is cool and generally pleasant. Blowing Rock. A great place to vacation, a great place to live.