The Globe Valley is a particularly scenic and almost pristine valley located between Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain. The valley contains the headwaters of the Johns River.
Catawba Riverkeeper is leading efforts to prevent development in the valley, which is destroying pristine trout waters as a result of violations of the sedimentation and erosion control laws. A large portion of the Globe Valley is part of the proposed Grandfather Mountain Scenic area. For more information about the proposed Grandfather Mountain Scenic Area, click on the image below: