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.

Blowing Rock 2015
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.

Blowing Rock Wedding Poster
The Rock has become a favorite wedding venue, and was preserved in this recent wedding poster.

Blowing Rock Vintage Card
The Rock is over half-a-billion years old, and it’s safe to say that it will still be there over the valley well after we’re gone.

One thought on “The “Blowing Rock” Legend Lives On

  1. Neat to hear the legend……didn’t know that..ThanksPatsy From: Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog To: pjcar119@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:31 AM Subject: [New post] The “Blowing Rock” Legend Lives On #yiv5775565235 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv5775565235 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv5775565235 a.yiv5775565235primaryactionlink:link, #yiv5775565235 a.yiv5775565235primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv5775565235 a.yiv5775565235primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv5775565235 a.yiv5775565235primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv5775565235 WordPress.com | Carolina Vann posted: “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 post” | |

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