Discover the Northwest Region

 

This 12-county region rolls through the foothills and the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Locals interact with the tourists that enjoy trekking through the cities and towns of the Northwest region.  Take in the beautiful architecture while having a great locally sourced meal in one of the casual downtown restaurants.  This region, originally home to textile and furniture industries, has produced artists, craftspeople, and other makers.  Their talents are reflected in a vast array of locally owned shops that offer such products as wood furniture and textile art pieces, handcrafted cheese, ice cream, brews, honey, and more.  Explore some of the state’s best apple orchards, take home a fresh cut Christmas tree, or try the local spirits, including a little North Carolina moonshine.  Appalachian State University alums and fans are everywhere, and as much as they love football, they also enjoy hiking, rock climbing, road cycling, and mountain biking from spring through fall, and skiing and snowboarding in the winter months.  The Northwest region is for exploring, so plan on taking it all in!

NC Main Street Communities

Northwest Region

1. NORTH WILKESBORO

NC Main Street Designation Year:  2000

Wilkes County

Downtown North Wilkesboro

208 9th Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 

 

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3. LENOIR

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1984

Caldwell County

Downtown Lenoir

801 West Avenue

Lenoir, NC 28645 

 

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5. NEWTON

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1990

Catawba County

Downtown Newton

31 N. College Avenue

Newton, NC 28658

 

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7. MORGANTON

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1982

Burke County

Downtown Morganton

112 B West Union Street

Morganton, NC 28655

 

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9. SPRUCE PINE

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1991

Mitchell County

Downtown Spruce Pine

165 Locust Street

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

 

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2. BOONE

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1993

Watauga County

Downtown Boone

567 W. King Street

Boone, NC 28607 

 

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4. HICKORY

NC Main Street Designation Year: 2006

Catawba County

Downtown Hickory

24 1st Avenue NE

Hickory, NC 28601

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6. VALDESE

NC Main Street Designation Year:  2014

Burke County

Downtown Valdese

400 Main Street West

Valdese, NC 28690

 

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8. MARION

NC Main Street Designation Year:  2003

McDowell County

Downtown Marion

58 Depot Street

Marion, NC 28752 

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