Everything you need to know about Glendale Springs, NC

Glendale Springs, NC, is on North Carolina Highway 16, 7 miles southeast of Jefferson.

Read on to learn more about this community.

Fosters Mill Trail Loop bridge
Fosters Mill Trail Loop bridge. Source: elevation.maplogs.com

What Glendale Springs, NC, is known for

Glendale Springs is a quaint town next to the Blue Ridge Parkway. In the hit movie, Days of Thunder, the character thought another character was from Glendale Springs, but he was really from California. (Learn more below.)

Things to do in Glendale Springs, NC

Although this is a small town and seems like there’s not a lot to go, Glendale Springs has a few interesting things for you to enjoy. Take a look below!

Jumpinoff Rock

At elevation 3,165 feet above sea level, Jumpinoff Rock trail is a half-mile easy hike to an overlook of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Get to it from the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 260.3.

 

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Greenhouse Crafts Shop

This family-owned fine gift and craft shop is known for its unique collection of gifts and trinkets for the avid treasure hunter. Open 7 days a week from April through Christmas.

 

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Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center

Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center is a large event area where musicians play, performers act, and other hosted events are held. Line dancing classes are routinely held here, too. Access it from NC Hwy 16.

 

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Places to eat in Glendale Springs, NC

Glendale Springs Inn & Restaurant

A fine-dining experience for the local or out-of-town traveler. Experience small plates, cocktails, wine, and friendly people. Visit for dinner or stay overnight in this bed and breakfast.

 

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Rodie's Parkway Restaurant

A small American joint with takeout serving burgers, breakfast, and country fare. A down-home feel will keep you coming back for more.

 

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Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks

A seafood restaurant with all your southern-fried favorites such as hush puppies, shrimp, and fish. Also, enjoy the salad bar.

 

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Demographics of Glendale Springs, NC

The total population for Glendale Springs (28629) is 64. The  total households are 26 and the average household size is 2.42.

Why you want to move to Glendale Springs, NC

Glendale Springs is a small town, but what they lack in size, they make up in friendliness things to do. Being incredibly close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, they are drives and hikes for an afternoon either on the weekday or weekend. Oh, and there are mountains to climb and see.

Images of Glendale Springs, NC

 

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Noteworthy businesses in Glendale Springs, NC

Ashe County Cheese

Although not directly in Glendale Springs, Ashe County Cheese is a noteworthy business 18 minutes away. Ashe County Cheese began making cheese in 1930 and is North Carolina’s oldest cheese plant. Visit their cheese-making viewing room for free and see how the cheeses are made.

 

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Museum of Ashe County History

Although not a business, the Museum of Ashe County History is a place where you can learn about local history and information, see exhibits, and view artifacts.

 

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History of Glendale Springs, NC

In the 1990 movie Days of Thunder, Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) is first mistaken as being from Glendale Springs when Tim Daland (Randy Quaid) corrects the mistake and clarifies he is instead from Glendale, California.

“Harry, where’s your driver from? – Eagle Rock.”

“Is that up around Wilkesboro? – No. Glendale, California.”

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