The “Blowing Rock” Legend Lives On
My first and only previous visit to the the “Blowing Rock” was thirty-six years ago, and I’m pleased to report that nothing has changed.
As the oldest “attraction” along the North Carolina Blue Ridge, Blowing Rock has appeared on countless travel postcards. Click on the thumbnail to see the full size version.
Indian legend has it that a pair of young lovers were forbidden from seeing one another, so the distraught boy threw himself off of the rock to what would have meant certain death. The gods summoned a strong wind from the valley below, and he was thrown back up onto the rock, right into the arms of his beloved.