Ham Shop Deli & Bakery

Features a wide variety of sandwiches such as the Banner Elk Scorcher, The Mountain Cuban, and The Southerner – as well as fresh baked desserts and biscuits. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday. Read more on their Facebook page. Address: 32 High Country Square, Banner Elk Phone: 828-898-2300

Dive-In Swimming Pool

The Dive-In public swimming pool and water park opened in 2019 as part of Avery County Parks & Recreation. It’s located in our county seat of Newland, about 9 miles from Sugar Mountain. The $3 million heated pool complex features locker rooms, family restroom, accessible zero entry, two slides, spray fountains and diving board. It Read More

High Country UTV Tours

Head out with Off the Grid Mountain Adventures in your own three-seater UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) to explore rugged mountain terrain. No experience needed! They go in all weather conditions – including rain and snow for extra fun. Make advance reservations. Located about 11 miles from Sugar Mountain. For more, go to their website. 4393 Read More