For our younger guests who haven’t discovered the value in an idle afternoon, there are many different
activities located inside the gates of Leatherwood Mountains to fill the void. Encourage your children
to explore the meadow. Catch minnows and crawdads in the creek, or hunt animal tracks along the bank.
Whether on foot or by bicycle, Leatherwood’s meadow provides a safe environment for children to explore
on their own. Older children might enjoy taking a hike into the foothills of the
A leatherwood trail map can provide days of the most beautiful hiking one could ask for. Kids can also
play tennis, swim in the pool, ride horses (*see requirements), fish and play basketball all within our
For fun outside the gates Elk Creek is a fun little float trip in a tube, or try your hand at catching some
fish of the local variety. The towns of Boone and Blowing Rock contain a plethora of things to do for the
entire family. Your children will remember their Leatherwood adventures for years to come. We would guess
that they will be asking to return again and again!
LEAD LINE RIDES
For the younger kids (ages 2
& up) and timid adults, we now offer lead-line rides.
This one-on-one ride will be given by a trained handler in a
controlled environment on a well seasoned docile horse.
Bring the kids for a
great first experience that will last a lifetime.
15 minutes $20
30 minutes $40
45 minutes $60
60 minutes $80
horses are led by a wrangler of Leatherwood Mountains. We
can accommodate as many children during these sessions as
time will permit
5th Grader Ashley Broome’s description
of her perfect vacation destination - Leatherwood Mountains
Explore the Meadow
Hiking in The Foothills
Tubing in Elk Creek
Fishing in Leatherwood
Fishing Elk Creek
Private Riding Lessons
Meet the famous Leatherwood
Grandfather Trout Farm
Grandfather Gem Mine
SuperFly Outdoor Sports - River and lake
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