Blue Ridge Mountains
AMERICA'S FAVORITE DRIVE
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a quick hour drive from Sweetwater Village. At 469 miles, the parkway offers breathtaking views, charming picnic areas and hiking for any level of adventurer. Stop by Price Lake to rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy the beautiful NC weather and outdoors.
FULLY RECREATIONAL LAKE
Lake Hickory covers 4,200 acres and has105 miles of shoreline. With sixteen boat launches and six marinas you can easily enjoy boating, sailing, jet skiing and water skiing. The constant water level and clear water clarity make fishing a dream as is evident by the many fishing tournaments held here.
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team that have called Hickory home since 1993. The 'Dads, as they are affectionately known, are the High A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Nothing beats a relaxing baseball game, great food and cold beer!
Foothills Folk Art Festival
UNIQUE ARTISTS & MUSIC
This family friendly festival, which is expected to draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists, as well as artist demos, hands-on art activities for kids, live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens, and more!