Best Kept: Rocky Knob Mtn. bike park and Ashe Co. Cheese | 06.15.14

  • Eddie Hatcher of Pittsboro rides a skills area in the "Middle Earth" section of the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park in Boone. The 185 acre park features miles of mountain bike paths, skill areas, a pump track and a playground. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com

  • Eddie Hatcher of Pittsboro rests along a mountain bike path at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park in Boone. The 185 acre park features miles of mountain bike paths, skill areas, a pump track and a playground. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com

  • Trail master Kristian Jackson rides a skills area in the "Middle Earth" section of the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park in Boone. The 185 acre park features miles of mountain bike paths, skill areas, a pump track and a playground. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com

  • Ben Johnston, 5, of Union, S.C. plays at an adventure playground at the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park in Boone. The 185 acre park features miles of mountain bike paths, skill areas, a pump track and a playground. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com

  • Noel Johnston, 6, of Union, S.C. plays at an adventure playground at the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park in Boone. The 185 acre park features miles of mountain bike paths, skill areas, a pump track and a playground. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com

  • A mountain view as seen through a bike tire on a the pump track at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park in Boone. The 185 acre park features miles of mountain bike paths, skill areas, a pump track and a playground. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com

  • Visitors walk outside the Ashe County Cheese Factory and Store in West Jefferson. Visitors can sometimes watch cheese being made in a viewing area at the factory and shop for a range of cheeses and wines. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com

  • Adam Billings, left, Russell Trivette make cheese Wednesday at the Ashe County Cheese Factory in West Jefferson. Visitors can sometimes watch cheese being made in a viewing area at the factory and shop for a range of cheeses and wines. Travis Long / tlong@newsobserver.com