Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sparta, North Carolina is a small, quaint town with a big personality. With its picturesque scenery and unique downtown, Sparta offers visitors the best of what nature and culture have to offer in NC.
Arts and Crafts Galore
For those who love arts and crafts, Sparta has plenty of opportunities to get creative. Visit one of Sparta's pottery studios like Mangum-Cater on Main, or check out original jewelry at Three Crows Metalworks made right in the store. Don't miss the breathtaking beauty of glassblower Ronnie Hughes' flower-inspired works of art.
Outdoor Adventures in Sparta
Sparta is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in North Carolina. The town is located near several state parks that offer hiking trails, camping sites and scenic overlooks. Visitors can also take advantage of the many white-water rafting opportunities on nearby rivers like the New River, which offers Class II and III rapids. For those looking for something a bit more relaxed, there are plenty of lakeside picnic spots where you can enjoy a peaceful afternoon.