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Favorite Places to Eat
Best Cheeseburgers in town
Tri County Music Bar & Grill
3700 NC-18
Best Cheeseburgers in town
Locally, family owned restaurant. American Fare with salad and hot buffet bar. Friendly atmosphere. Good food at Great Prices! Homemade Desserts!
Abele's Family Restaurant
2115 South Sterling Street
Locally, family owned restaurant. American Fare with salad and hot buffet bar. Friendly atmosphere. Good food at Great Prices! Homemade Desserts!
Longhorn
2156 South Sterling Street
Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge
2000 E Dixon Blvd
Alston Bridges Barbecue
620 E Grover St
Sightseeing
https://www.ncparks.gov/south-mountains-state-park/home Coming out of South Mountain cottage Make a left out of the driveway going north on Curt Ledford Rd toward Old NC 18. Then 0.61 miles Turn left onto Old NC 18. Then 3.46 miles Turn left onto Wards Gap Rd. If you reach Persimmon Rd you've gone about 0.4 miles too far Then 1.35 miles Stay straight to go onto S Mountain Park Ave. Then 3.20 miles Enter the gates of South Mountain Park and visitor center and parking lot will be on you right, you can't miss it. South Mountains State Park, 3001 S Mountain Park Ave, Connellys Springs, NC, 3001 S MOUNTAIN PARK AVE. This area of the park is not patrolled as frequently as other areas and there may be some risk of vandalism to parked vehicles. Get directions from Google. In one of the state’s most rugged areas, South Mountains State Park features elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. A true backcountry experience is offered at 24 backpacking campsites at seven locations. Equestrian camping is available with trailer parking and barn to complement 33 miles of bridle trails. Mountain bikers enjoy a strenuous 17-mile loop. Sit beside the Jacob Fork River, with the river and its tributaries offering miles of trout fishing. There are two picnic areas and a picnic shelter for groups. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits on the cultural and natural history of the South Mountains. Things to do Hiking The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information. Fishing The park has many miles of streams where an angler can cast a line. Most of the streams are classified as wild trout water while approximately two miles are classified as delayed harvest trout water. While general trout regulations apply in this area for part of the year, only single hook artificial lures can be used from October through the first Friday in June, and every fish caught must be released. A special license is needed for trout fishing, and all rules and regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission are enforced. Mountain-bike trail South Mountains State Park is one of the few parks in the state parks system offering mountain bicyclists the chance to ride through the park. The 17-mile loop trail is strenuous, so riders should be in good shape before attempting it. See Trails for more information. Horseback riding There are 33 miles of equestrian trails at South Mountains State Park. See Trails and Camping for more information. All visitors with horses must be able to provide proof of a negative equine infectious anemia (Coggins) test while visiting North Carolina State Parks. Picnicking Dining in the out-of-doors is a special treat at South Mountains State Park. The Jacob's Fork picnic area is adjacent to the Jacob Fork parking area and is accessible for persons with disabilities. Facilities include 12 tables, two grills and a restroom. The Shinny Creek picnic area is less than a half mile from the Jacob Fork parking area. Four tables and three grills. A 10-table picnic shelter with fireplace and two charcoal grills are available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless reservations are made. Scheduled events South Mountains State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​ Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information. Educational programs Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about South Mountains State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information. To arrange a special exploration of South Mountains State Park for your group or class, contact the park office. Educational materials about South Mountains State Park have been developed for grades 4-7 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The South Mountains program introduces students to stream and watershed ecology, focusing on the aquatic life, water quality, indicator species, biotic index, watershed and stewardship of Jacob's Fork River. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators. Auditorium and Classroom The Auditorium accommodates up to 75 people, and the Classroom accommodates up to 25. Water fountain, restrooms, and exhibit hall are nearby. Both are handicap accessible. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information. Picnic Shelters Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested. The picnic shelter in the Jacob's Fork parking area has 12 tables, two grills and a fireplace, and accommodates up to 80 people. Water and electricity are available. The shelter is handicap accessible. History highlights The South Mountains, carved out of the Blue Ridge by erosion, are a broad belt of peaks and knobs rising abruptly from a deep valley. These steep, rugged mountains encompass 100,000 acres in Burke, Cleveland and Rutherford counties. The Catawba Valley and the gaps across the mountain ranges to the west were once major travel routes. The South Mountains served as a buffer zone between the Cherokee and the Catawba Indians, and the first European settlers in the area farmed the fertile land along the Catawba River. In 1828, gold was discovered at Brindle Creek. Legend holds that gold flakes and grains were first discovered in the mud used to seal a log cabin. The ensuing gold rush attracted immigrants, mining companies and slave owners. Gold was mined into the early 20th century, but activity in the gold mines eventually declined. Development of land in what is now South Mountains State Park began in the 1930s when Camp Dryer, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, was established at Enola. Those employed at the camp constructed forest service roads, cleaned stream beds and built a forest observation tower. The Lower and Upper CCC roads are still in use as trails at the park today. The park was established as a result of recommendations made by a National Park Service study conducted in coordination with the state of North Carolina. Though proposals for the park began in the 1940s, it was not until 1974 that funds were appropriated to purchase the land. The first land acquisition totaled 5,779 acres. Additional land has since been added, bringing the park to its present size of approximately 18,000 acres. While most of the high points average approximately 2,000 feet in elevation, Buzzard's Roost towers some 3,000 feet above the surrounding landscape. Elevations within the park itself range from less than 1,200 feet at points along Jacob's Fork River to 3,000 feet on Buzzard's Roost along the park's western boundary. Water winding through the park to the Catawba River cuts deep into the terrain, forming rugged and steep slopes. The most spectacular feature in the park is High Shoals Falls on Jacob's Fork River. Here, a torrent of water drops 80 feet over a cliff face of bare rock. In addition, Chestnut Knob offers tranquility and a magnificent view of surrounding peaks and ridges. Natural resources Get plant and animal checklists at the park office. Observe different forest types in the beautiful woodlands of South Mountains State Park, including pure conifer, mixed conifer, hardwood and climax hardwood forests. This relatively undeveloped area is a splendid example of ecologies from the upper piedmont to the mountains. Oak, hickory and a variety of pines are the predominant species in the park. Walk along the park's numerous streams and enjoy a variety of beautiful wildflowers, including Jack-in-the-pulpit, lady slipper and foam flowers. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are also present. Wildlife is abundant in the forests of South Mountains, though many of the animals go unseen by the casual visitor. Salamanders, frogs and toads reside in the moist areas of the park. Common reptiles include eastern fence lizards, skinks and a variety of small snakes. Though most of the snakes in the park are harmless and rarely encountered, the venomous copperhead and timber rattlesnake are present, and hikers should exercise caution. The park comes alive with a symphony of chirping during the spring and summer months. More than 60 species of birds are known to nest at South Mountains. While most species found in the park are typical of the western piedmont, other common species include the ruffed grouse, black-throated green warbler and rose-breasted grosbeak. You may also find Acadian flycatchers, common crows, Carolina chickadees, wood thrushes, red-eyed vireos, oven birds, hooded warblers, indigo buntings and Eastern towhees. Common ravens have also nested on rock ledges near High Shoals Falls. White-tailed deer, black bears and many smaller mammals also call the park home. Woodchucks may be seen along grassy roadsides, and chipmunks inhabit the forests along with their larger cousin, the gray squirrel. Raccoons and Virginia opossums forage along the streams. Also, several species of small rodents, shrews and eastern moles are South Mountains forest inhabitants seldom encountered by park visitors.
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South Mountains State Park
3001 South Mountain Park
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https://www.ncparks.gov/south-mountains-state-park/home Coming out of South Mountain cottage Make a left out of the driveway going north on Curt Ledford Rd toward Old NC 18. Then 0.61 miles Turn left onto Old NC 18. Then 3.46 miles Turn left onto Wards Gap Rd. If you reach Persimmon Rd you've gone about 0.4 miles too far Then 1.35 miles Stay straight to go onto S Mountain Park Ave. Then 3.20 miles Enter the gates of South Mountain Park and visitor center and parking lot will be on you right, you can't miss it. South Mountains State Park, 3001 S Mountain Park Ave, Connellys Springs, NC, 3001 S MOUNTAIN PARK AVE. This area of the park is not patrolled as frequently as other areas and there may be some risk of vandalism to parked vehicles. Get directions from Google. In one of the state’s most rugged areas, South Mountains State Park features elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. A true backcountry experience is offered at 24 backpacking campsites at seven locations. Equestrian camping is available with trailer parking and barn to complement 33 miles of bridle trails. Mountain bikers enjoy a strenuous 17-mile loop. Sit beside the Jacob Fork River, with the river and its tributaries offering miles of trout fishing. There are two picnic areas and a picnic shelter for groups. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits on the cultural and natural history of the South Mountains. Things to do Hiking The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information. Fishing The park has many miles of streams where an angler can cast a line. Most of the streams are classified as wild trout water while approximately two miles are classified as delayed harvest trout water. While general trout regulations apply in this area for part of the year, only single hook artificial lures can be used from October through the first Friday in June, and every fish caught must be released. A special license is needed for trout fishing, and all rules and regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission are enforced. Mountain-bike trail South Mountains State Park is one of the few parks in the state parks system offering mountain bicyclists the chance to ride through the park. The 17-mile loop trail is strenuous, so riders should be in good shape before attempting it. See Trails for more information. Horseback riding There are 33 miles of equestrian trails at South Mountains State Park. See Trails and Camping for more information. All visitors with horses must be able to provide proof of a negative equine infectious anemia (Coggins) test while visiting North Carolina State Parks. Picnicking Dining in the out-of-doors is a special treat at South Mountains State Park. The Jacob's Fork picnic area is adjacent to the Jacob Fork parking area and is accessible for persons with disabilities. Facilities include 12 tables, two grills and a restroom. The Shinny Creek picnic area is less than a half mile from the Jacob Fork parking area. Four tables and three grills. A 10-table picnic shelter with fireplace and two charcoal grills are available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless reservations are made. Scheduled events South Mountains State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​ Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information. Educational programs Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about South Mountains State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information. To arrange a special exploration of South Mountains State Park for your group or class, contact the park office. Educational materials about South Mountains State Park have been developed for grades 4-7 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The South Mountains program introduces students to stream and watershed ecology, focusing on the aquatic life, water quality, indicator species, biotic index, watershed and stewardship of Jacob's Fork River. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators. Auditorium and Classroom The Auditorium accommodates up to 75 people, and the Classroom accommodates up to 25. Water fountain, restrooms, and exhibit hall are nearby. Both are handicap accessible. Reservations are required. Please call the park for more information. Picnic Shelters Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested. The picnic shelter in the Jacob's Fork parking area has 12 tables, two grills and a fireplace, and accommodates up to 80 people. Water and electricity are available. The shelter is handicap accessible. History highlights The South Mountains, carved out of the Blue Ridge by erosion, are a broad belt of peaks and knobs rising abruptly from a deep valley. These steep, rugged mountains encompass 100,000 acres in Burke, Cleveland and Rutherford counties. The Catawba Valley and the gaps across the mountain ranges to the west were once major travel routes. The South Mountains served as a buffer zone between the Cherokee and the Catawba Indians, and the first European settlers in the area farmed the fertile land along the Catawba River. In 1828, gold was discovered at Brindle Creek. Legend holds that gold flakes and grains were first discovered in the mud used to seal a log cabin. The ensuing gold rush attracted immigrants, mining companies and slave owners. Gold was mined into the early 20th century, but activity in the gold mines eventually declined. Development of land in what is now South Mountains State Park began in the 1930s when Camp Dryer, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, was established at Enola. Those employed at the camp constructed forest service roads, cleaned stream beds and built a forest observation tower. The Lower and Upper CCC roads are still in use as trails at the park today. The park was established as a result of recommendations made by a National Park Service study conducted in coordination with the state of North Carolina. Though proposals for the park began in the 1940s, it was not until 1974 that funds were appropriated to purchase the land. The first land acquisition totaled 5,779 acres. Additional land has since been added, bringing the park to its present size of approximately 18,000 acres. While most of the high points average approximately 2,000 feet in elevation, Buzzard's Roost towers some 3,000 feet above the surrounding landscape. Elevations within the park itself range from less than 1,200 feet at points along Jacob's Fork River to 3,000 feet on Buzzard's Roost along the park's western boundary. Water winding through the park to the Catawba River cuts deep into the terrain, forming rugged and steep slopes. The most spectacular feature in the park is High Shoals Falls on Jacob's Fork River. Here, a torrent of water drops 80 feet over a cliff face of bare rock. In addition, Chestnut Knob offers tranquility and a magnificent view of surrounding peaks and ridges. Natural resources Get plant and animal checklists at the park office. Observe different forest types in the beautiful woodlands of South Mountains State Park, including pure conifer, mixed conifer, hardwood and climax hardwood forests. This relatively undeveloped area is a splendid example of ecologies from the upper piedmont to the mountains. Oak, hickory and a variety of pines are the predominant species in the park. Walk along the park's numerous streams and enjoy a variety of beautiful wildflowers, including Jack-in-the-pulpit, lady slipper and foam flowers. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are also present. Wildlife is abundant in the forests of South Mountains, though many of the animals go unseen by the casual visitor. Salamanders, frogs and toads reside in the moist areas of the park. Common reptiles include eastern fence lizards, skinks and a variety of small snakes. Though most of the snakes in the park are harmless and rarely encountered, the venomous copperhead and timber rattlesnake are present, and hikers should exercise caution. The park comes alive with a symphony of chirping during the spring and summer months. More than 60 species of birds are known to nest at South Mountains. While most species found in the park are typical of the western piedmont, other common species include the ruffed grouse, black-throated green warbler and rose-breasted grosbeak. You may also find Acadian flycatchers, common crows, Carolina chickadees, wood thrushes, red-eyed vireos, oven birds, hooded warblers, indigo buntings and Eastern towhees. Common ravens have also nested on rock ledges near High Shoals Falls. White-tailed deer, black bears and many smaller mammals also call the park home. Woodchucks may be seen along grassy roadsides, and chipmunks inhabit the forests along with their larger cousin, the gray squirrel. Raccoons and Virginia opossums forage along the streams. Also, several species of small rodents, shrews and eastern moles are South Mountains forest inhabitants seldom encountered by park visitors.
Linville Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains because of its accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians.” The Falls Trail distance is 1.6 miles round trip and easy. The Gorge Trail distance is 1.4 miles round trip and strenuous. The Plunge Basin Trail is 1 mile round trip and moderate. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.
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Linville Falls
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Linville Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains because of its accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians.” The Falls Trail distance is 1.6 miles round trip and easy. The Gorge Trail distance is 1.4 miles round trip and strenuous. The Plunge Basin Trail is 1 mile round trip and moderate. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.
Located at the southern gateway to western NC's High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. The beauty of our mountains is echoed within Humpback Mountain and visitors are invited to explore the splendor and wonders nature created "inside a mountain". For centuries, the marvels of Linville Caverns were unknown to man. In the early 1800's a fishing expedition headed by Henry E. Colton, of eastern NC, were astounded to see fish swimming in and out of what appeared to be rather solid rock. A small opening in the mountainous terrain allowed them to enter the subterranean recess that is still home to native trout in an underground stream. Colton, who later served as the state geologist of Tennessee, wrote of his exploration in an 1858 issue of NC Presbyterian, "...now began the wondrous splendors of the hidden world...we emerged into an immense passage, whose roof was far beyond the reach of the glare of our torches, except where the fantastic festoons of stalactites hang down within our touch. It looked like the arch of some grand old cathedral, yet it was too sublime, too perfect in all its beautiful proportions, to be anything of human, but a model which man might attempt to imitate. It was not a large, gross cavern,...pendants were of a delicate lightness, and a most beautiful hue..." Linville Caverns was opened for public touring in 1937. Since that time many upgrades to the pathways and lighting system have enhanced the safe touring experience that now exists. Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature. We invite you to visit often and experience the beauty of these age-old mountains from the inside! A recent bat survey by the US Fish & Wildlife and the NC Wildlife commission did confirm that 6 bats out of the hundreds hibernating in Linville Caverns are infected with White-Nose Syndrome. We are working closely with these two agencies to control & end the spread of this disease. Linville Caverns is open to the public for touring as usual. We assure you that the fungus, Geomyces destructans, poses no health risk to humans...the caverns tour is safe as always. Our staff will ask visitors to follow a simple cleansing routine following their visit & these steps will help us insure that no visitor is contributing to the spread of this disease. If you have any other questions regarding this issue, please call us at 800-419-0540 during our regular operating hours.
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Linville Caverns, Inc.
19929 US 221 North
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Located at the southern gateway to western NC's High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. The beauty of our mountains is echoed within Humpback Mountain and visitors are invited to explore the splendor and wonders nature created "inside a mountain". For centuries, the marvels of Linville Caverns were unknown to man. In the early 1800's a fishing expedition headed by Henry E. Colton, of eastern NC, were astounded to see fish swimming in and out of what appeared to be rather solid rock. A small opening in the mountainous terrain allowed them to enter the subterranean recess that is still home to native trout in an underground stream. Colton, who later served as the state geologist of Tennessee, wrote of his exploration in an 1858 issue of NC Presbyterian, "...now began the wondrous splendors of the hidden world...we emerged into an immense passage, whose roof was far beyond the reach of the glare of our torches, except where the fantastic festoons of stalactites hang down within our touch. It looked like the arch of some grand old cathedral, yet it was too sublime, too perfect in all its beautiful proportions, to be anything of human, but a model which man might attempt to imitate. It was not a large, gross cavern,...pendants were of a delicate lightness, and a most beautiful hue..." Linville Caverns was opened for public touring in 1937. Since that time many upgrades to the pathways and lighting system have enhanced the safe touring experience that now exists. Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature. We invite you to visit often and experience the beauty of these age-old mountains from the inside! A recent bat survey by the US Fish & Wildlife and the NC Wildlife commission did confirm that 6 bats out of the hundreds hibernating in Linville Caverns are infected with White-Nose Syndrome. We are working closely with these two agencies to control & end the spread of this disease. Linville Caverns is open to the public for touring as usual. We assure you that the fungus, Geomyces destructans, poses no health risk to humans...the caverns tour is safe as always. Our staff will ask visitors to follow a simple cleansing routine following their visit & these steps will help us insure that no visitor is contributing to the spread of this disease. If you have any other questions regarding this issue, please call us at 800-419-0540 during our regular operating hours.
Grandfather Mountain is a place of amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty that towers 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina. A unit of the United Nations’ Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Reserve, the mountain is estimated to be 300 million years old – with certain rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years. One third of the mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, Inc. All proceeds from sales of tickets and souvenirs go toward preserving Grandfather Mountain and sharing its wonders in ways that deepen visitors’ appreciation of nature and inspire good stewardship of the earth. Guests to the attraction pay an admission fee to drive their own vehicles through the park, stopping along the way to enjoy a variety of activities such as native wildlife exhibits and the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge that connects two peaks at one mile above sea level. The primary allure is the exhilarating feeling of being on top of the world while looking out across views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge cascading to the horizon, made easily accessible via a paved road to the 5300-foot elevation on Grandfather’s peaks. The other two thirds of the wild and undeveloped sections of Grandfather Mountain is owned by the state of North Carolina. Accessible only on foot, visitors to Grandfather Mountain State Park can hike several miles of rugged alpine trails that lead across or around rock walls and pinnacles (often with the aid of cables and ladders) through high-elevation terrain unlike any other in the Southeast. Hikers can access the State Park from either of two trailheads: the Profile Trail off N.C. 105 on the western slope of the mountain or the Daniel Boone Scout Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the eastern slope of the mountain. No fees are charged to access the trails, but all hikers are asked to register at the trailhead so that state park rangers will have a record of how many people are on the trails. Hikers who trek from the trailheads to the attraction must plan to hike back to their cars or make arrangements for someone to pick them up, as no shuttle service can be provided.
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
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Grandfather Mountain is a place of amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty that towers 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina. A unit of the United Nations’ Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Reserve, the mountain is estimated to be 300 million years old – with certain rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years. One third of the mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, Inc. All proceeds from sales of tickets and souvenirs go toward preserving Grandfather Mountain and sharing its wonders in ways that deepen visitors’ appreciation of nature and inspire good stewardship of the earth. Guests to the attraction pay an admission fee to drive their own vehicles through the park, stopping along the way to enjoy a variety of activities such as native wildlife exhibits and the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge that connects two peaks at one mile above sea level. The primary allure is the exhilarating feeling of being on top of the world while looking out across views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge cascading to the horizon, made easily accessible via a paved road to the 5300-foot elevation on Grandfather’s peaks. The other two thirds of the wild and undeveloped sections of Grandfather Mountain is owned by the state of North Carolina. Accessible only on foot, visitors to Grandfather Mountain State Park can hike several miles of rugged alpine trails that lead across or around rock walls and pinnacles (often with the aid of cables and ladders) through high-elevation terrain unlike any other in the Southeast. Hikers can access the State Park from either of two trailheads: the Profile Trail off N.C. 105 on the western slope of the mountain or the Daniel Boone Scout Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the eastern slope of the mountain. No fees are charged to access the trails, but all hikers are asked to register at the trailhead so that state park rangers will have a record of how many people are on the trails. Hikers who trek from the trailheads to the attraction must plan to hike back to their cars or make arrangements for someone to pick them up, as no shuttle service can be provided.
Mount Mitchell State Park One of those places that stand apart from the ordinary, Mount Mitchell’s dramatic summit is the highest point east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet and was inspiration for one of the nation’s first state parks. From its easily accessible observation deck, the spruce-fir forest of Mount Mitchell State Park leads the eye to unmatched views. A museum explains the mountain’s cultural and natural history, and its trail network allows visitors to explore up close, offering short hikes near the summit and challenging treks leading to adjacent wilderness areas. A nine-site tent campground is open in warm-weather months, and backpacking opportunities abound, including entry onto the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. A concession area and a full-service restaurant serve visitors from May to October.
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Mount Mitchell State Park
2388 North Carolina 128
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Mount Mitchell State Park One of those places that stand apart from the ordinary, Mount Mitchell’s dramatic summit is the highest point east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet and was inspiration for one of the nation’s first state parks. From its easily accessible observation deck, the spruce-fir forest of Mount Mitchell State Park leads the eye to unmatched views. A museum explains the mountain’s cultural and natural history, and its trail network allows visitors to explore up close, offering short hikes near the summit and challenging treks leading to adjacent wilderness areas. A nine-site tent campground is open in warm-weather months, and backpacking opportunities abound, including entry onto the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. A concession area and a full-service restaurant serve visitors from May to October.
Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. As our guest, you’re invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, which were designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. ush Landscapes & Gardens: A Living Tribute Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the majesty of America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s breathtaking landscapes and gardens serve as a living tribute to Olmsted’s genius. Explore Our Grounds at Your Own Pace Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through dense forests, or the open meadows of Deer Park. Hike the grounds of Biltmore at your own pace with our extensive network of trails, or explore by bike, horseback, or horse drawn carriage.
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比爾特摩莊園
1 Lodge Street
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Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. As our guest, you’re invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, which were designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. ush Landscapes & Gardens: A Living Tribute Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the majesty of America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s breathtaking landscapes and gardens serve as a living tribute to Olmsted’s genius. Explore Our Grounds at Your Own Pace Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through dense forests, or the open meadows of Deer Park. Hike the grounds of Biltmore at your own pace with our extensive network of trails, or explore by bike, horseback, or horse drawn carriage.
Catawba River Greenway Park features 3.8 miles of paved walking trail following the river through wooded and open areas. Along the trail are picnic shelters and open tables, acessible restrooms, a playground, fishing piers, canoe launches, a gazebo, multi-level observation decks, and pedestrian bridges which cross the river and its tributaries. The Catawba River Greenway Park is easily accessible through four easy access locations: Rocky Ford Access Area Catawba Meadows Park River Village Shopping Center Greenlee Ford Access Area Catawba River Greenway Featured Image
Catawba River Greenway
Catawba River Greenway Park features 3.8 miles of paved walking trail following the river through wooded and open areas. Along the trail are picnic shelters and open tables, acessible restrooms, a playground, fishing piers, canoe launches, a gazebo, multi-level observation decks, and pedestrian bridges which cross the river and its tributaries. The Catawba River Greenway Park is easily accessible through four easy access locations: Rocky Ford Access Area Catawba Meadows Park River Village Shopping Center Greenlee Ford Access Area Catawba River Greenway Featured Image
A fun, beginner, well-maintained double-track trail with beautiful scenery and views of Lake James. The Trail will ultimately circle Lake James. As of April, 2019 more than 20 miles of trail have been completed including a scenic covered bridge near the Linville Boat Access.
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Fonta Flora County Park and Connector Trailhead
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A fun, beginner, well-maintained double-track trail with beautiful scenery and views of Lake James. The Trail will ultimately circle Lake James. As of April, 2019 more than 20 miles of trail have been completed including a scenic covered bridge near the Linville Boat Access.
Favorite Places to Snow Tube
Jonas Ridge Snow tubing, an amazing activity that requires no lessons. Just a requirement to have fun. Jonas Ridge Snow tubing is an exciting activity for you and the whole family. Its easy grab your special made innertube, take the conveyor to the top and hold on for an exhilarating ride down one of the five lanes on the hill. Get back up and do it again , and again., and again. After tubing warm up inside by the fireplace or watch from the observation deck. Come and visit us for a safe and fun family atmosphere in the high country of North Carolina, at Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing. Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park is a great alternative for those feeling a bit crowded at Sugar Mountain Resort or Hawk’s Nest located in Banner Elk, North Carolina. t Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing, jump on a specially made inner tube for an exhilarating ride, hop on the conveyor belt to the top and do it again…and again and again! Snow tubing in North Carolina can be an exciting winter activity for you and the whole family. And remember we have snow guns. Even if it looks like no snow where you are, chances are, we have it here in the cold mountain air! Nighttime, no worry, we have lights for night tubing. About Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Welcome to Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park for winter family fun. Join us now in our 15th season of providing a safe and fun atmosphere for families to create or relive memories here in the high country. We have 5 snow tube lanes to choose from and they go from slow to very steep and fast for the more daring snow tuber. Our number one goal here at Jonas Ridge Snow Tube is safety, safety, and safety. We have staff at the top and the bottom of the slope and even show you a preliminary safety video to help tubers be aware of what could happen if you are not paying attention. All children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during their tubing session; there will be no exceptions. Besides being the number #1 snow tubing slope in the high country and attract visitors from Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and more. We have upgraded our slope to make it easier to get to the top with a conveyor belt or “Magic Carpet” as some might call it. This ensures a safe ride to the top and more energy to have fun during your session.
Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park
9472 North Carolina 181
Jonas Ridge Snow tubing, an amazing activity that requires no lessons. Just a requirement to have fun. Jonas Ridge Snow tubing is an exciting activity for you and the whole family. Its easy grab your special made innertube, take the conveyor to the top and hold on for an exhilarating ride down one of the five lanes on the hill. Get back up and do it again , and again., and again. After tubing warm up inside by the fireplace or watch from the observation deck. Come and visit us for a safe and fun family atmosphere in the high country of North Carolina, at Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing. Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park is a great alternative for those feeling a bit crowded at Sugar Mountain Resort or Hawk’s Nest located in Banner Elk, North Carolina. t Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing, jump on a specially made inner tube for an exhilarating ride, hop on the conveyor belt to the top and do it again…and again and again! Snow tubing in North Carolina can be an exciting winter activity for you and the whole family. And remember we have snow guns. Even if it looks like no snow where you are, chances are, we have it here in the cold mountain air! Nighttime, no worry, we have lights for night tubing. About Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Welcome to Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park for winter family fun. Join us now in our 15th season of providing a safe and fun atmosphere for families to create or relive memories here in the high country. We have 5 snow tube lanes to choose from and they go from slow to very steep and fast for the more daring snow tuber. Our number one goal here at Jonas Ridge Snow Tube is safety, safety, and safety. We have staff at the top and the bottom of the slope and even show you a preliminary safety video to help tubers be aware of what could happen if you are not paying attention. All children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during their tubing session; there will be no exceptions. Besides being the number #1 snow tubing slope in the high country and attract visitors from Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and more. We have upgraded our slope to make it easier to get to the top with a conveyor belt or “Magic Carpet” as some might call it. This ensures a safe ride to the top and more energy to have fun during your session.
Theme Parks within an hour drive
Spend a day With Thomas is an annual event that offers children and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, the No. 1 blue engine, and enjoy a day of fun-filled Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway, enjoy storytelling, videos, train play tables, coloring, temporary tattoos, amusement rides, Deer Park Zoo, panning for gold, and much more! Fireworks Extravaganza July 4th, Park Open Until 9 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular summer events in the mountains. Spend the day at Tweetsie Railroad. The Park is open from 9 am to 9 pm on the Fourth. There is NO charge for parking. Take advantage of the optional dinner and VIP Fireworks viewing in the Hacienda. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be served with all the trimmings. Don't miss out! Availability is limited. Get your wristband at the Ticket Office. Enjoy fireworks under the stars at 9:30 pm after the park closes. K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs July First-come, first-served seating. Reservations not required. Shows are included with regular park admission. Ghost Train September 25-26, October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of each evening is a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, other spooky attractions include the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Younger ghouls will enjoy dressing up in their Halloween costume, trick-or-treating on Main Street, watching the Black Light Puppet Show and taking in the amusement rides in the Creepy Carnival. Tickets are for a specific date and train ride time. A limited number of guests are admitted nightly; advance tickets are strongly recommended. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Don’t miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Saturday evening shows at 7:00 p.m. Tweetsie Christmas November 27-28, December 4-5, 11-12, 18-20, & 25-27 Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights, meet Santa in his Gingerbread House, larger than life snowglobes to play in, a live Christmas show, and more! Tickets are for a specific date and train ride time. A limited number of guests are admitted nightly, so advance tickets are strongly recommended. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free Enjoy thousands of dazzling Christmas lights and scenes, as you sing along to Christmas classics and ride in an open-air train car pulled by one of our historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives. The train runs every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meet Santa Claus in his own house - filled with candied furnishings. Imagine sitting on a chocolate truffle or resting on a piece of ribbon candy just before you meet Santa for a photo on his gingerbread bench.
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Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln
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Spend a day With Thomas is an annual event that offers children and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, the No. 1 blue engine, and enjoy a day of fun-filled Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway, enjoy storytelling, videos, train play tables, coloring, temporary tattoos, amusement rides, Deer Park Zoo, panning for gold, and much more! Fireworks Extravaganza July 4th, Park Open Until 9 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular summer events in the mountains. Spend the day at Tweetsie Railroad. The Park is open from 9 am to 9 pm on the Fourth. There is NO charge for parking. Take advantage of the optional dinner and VIP Fireworks viewing in the Hacienda. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be served with all the trimmings. Don't miss out! Availability is limited. Get your wristband at the Ticket Office. Enjoy fireworks under the stars at 9:30 pm after the park closes. K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs July First-come, first-served seating. Reservations not required. Shows are included with regular park admission. Ghost Train September 25-26, October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of each evening is a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, other spooky attractions include the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Younger ghouls will enjoy dressing up in their Halloween costume, trick-or-treating on Main Street, watching the Black Light Puppet Show and taking in the amusement rides in the Creepy Carnival. Tickets are for a specific date and train ride time. A limited number of guests are admitted nightly; advance tickets are strongly recommended. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Don’t miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Saturday evening shows at 7:00 p.m. Tweetsie Christmas November 27-28, December 4-5, 11-12, 18-20, & 25-27 Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights, meet Santa in his Gingerbread House, larger than life snowglobes to play in, a live Christmas show, and more! Tickets are for a specific date and train ride time. A limited number of guests are admitted nightly, so advance tickets are strongly recommended. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free Enjoy thousands of dazzling Christmas lights and scenes, as you sing along to Christmas classics and ride in an open-air train car pulled by one of our historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives. The train runs every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meet Santa Claus in his own house - filled with candied furnishings. Imagine sitting on a chocolate truffle or resting on a piece of ribbon candy just before you meet Santa for a photo on his gingerbread bench.
COPPERHEAD STRIKE Experience the Carolinas' first double-launch coaster. Rides Roller Coasters Thrill Rides Family Rides Kids Rides Scheduled Ride Closures Splash Carolina Harbor Slides & Attractions Cabanas Harbor House Experience Shows Special Events Drinks & Dining
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Carowinds
300 Carowinds Boulevard
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COPPERHEAD STRIKE Experience the Carolinas' first double-launch coaster. Rides Roller Coasters Thrill Rides Family Rides Kids Rides Scheduled Ride Closures Splash Carolina Harbor Slides & Attractions Cabanas Harbor House Experience Shows Special Events Drinks & Dining
Tryon International Equestrian Center is the ultimate international destination for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle. As host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, Tryon International Equestrian Center offers first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines in addition to showcasing hunter/jumper, equitation, steeplechase, polo, and multidiscipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. A haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts alike, Tryon is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, and family entertainment.
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Tryon International Equestrian Center
25 International Blvd
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Tryon International Equestrian Center is the ultimate international destination for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle. As host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, Tryon International Equestrian Center offers first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines in addition to showcasing hunter/jumper, equitation, steeplechase, polo, and multidiscipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. A haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts alike, Tryon is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, and family entertainment.
Beech Mountain Ski Slope - Mountain Bike Park & Disc Golf Ski Beech has 15 slopes and 10 lifts with terrain for the beginner to the seasoned expert. Outdoor ice skating rink. Located high in the mountains of western North Carolina at 5506 ft. Mountain biking in the summer months. Live music at 5,506 bar!
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Beech Mountain Ski Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway
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Beech Mountain Ski Slope - Mountain Bike Park & Disc Golf Ski Beech has 15 slopes and 10 lifts with terrain for the beginner to the seasoned expert. Outdoor ice skating rink. Located high in the mountains of western North Carolina at 5506 ft. Mountain biking in the summer months. Live music at 5,506 bar!
Zipline
North Carolina's best family zipline experience! More than just a zipline experience, this is a full aerial experience. Have little ones? This course is perfect. While they can zip-line solo, our Beanstalk Builder engineered course enables tandem zipping !
Beanstalk Ziplines
701 Sanford Drive
North Carolina's best family zipline experience! More than just a zipline experience, this is a full aerial experience. Have little ones? This course is perfect. While they can zip-line solo, our Beanstalk Builder engineered course enables tandem zipping !
Quality Entertainment
Quality entertainment and world class acts. All MainStage performances are presented in CoMMA's main theatre. The word is out that the best of the best of live concerts, Broadway musicals and other special stage attractions are to be found and enjoyed in Morganton at CoMMA.
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
401 College Street
Quality entertainment and world class acts. All MainStage performances are presented in CoMMA's main theatre. The word is out that the best of the best of live concerts, Broadway musicals and other special stage attractions are to be found and enjoyed in Morganton at CoMMA.
The Old Rock School Auditorium is the home of the Bluegrass at the Rock Concert Series, numerous plays by the local community theater Old Colony Players, dance recitals, graduations, camps, and corporate conferences. The Auditorium will accommodate a maximum of 500 occupants. Details about the sound system and lighting services are available at time of rental.
The Old Rock School
400 Main St W
The Old Rock School Auditorium is the home of the Bluegrass at the Rock Concert Series, numerous plays by the local community theater Old Colony Players, dance recitals, graduations, camps, and corporate conferences. The Auditorium will accommodate a maximum of 500 occupants. Details about the sound system and lighting services are available at time of rental.
Fun for Kids
artha’s Park was opened in 1972 as The Children’s Park and funded by the City of Morganton. The Park was renovated in 2004 with funds raised by the Morganton Service League and named in honor and memory of Martha Pheifer. The 1.4 acre park features: Fenced and gated play area Multi-featured playground equipment 3 picnic shelters (large shelter may be reserved) Children’s water splash pad Swing sets Handicapped accessible restrooms
Martha's Park
200 Collett Street
artha’s Park was opened in 1972 as The Children’s Park and funded by the City of Morganton. The Park was renovated in 2004 with funds raised by the Morganton Service League and named in honor and memory of Martha Pheifer. The 1.4 acre park features: Fenced and gated play area Multi-featured playground equipment 3 picnic shelters (large shelter may be reserved) Children’s water splash pad Swing sets Handicapped accessible restrooms