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Looking Glass Waterfalls

Looking Glass Waterfalls

Looking Glass Waterfalls is a popular waterfall located on US 276 near Brevard, North Carolina. The waterfall is inside Pisgah National Forest and is 60 foot long. It is beautiful and easily accessible from an overlook on the road. You can also walk to the base of the falls. To get to Looking Glass
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the United States. It is situated in both Tennessee and North Carolina. It encompasses the ridge line of the Great Smoky Mountains – a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina
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Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains)

Cades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains)

Cades Cove is one of the most visited attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a lush green valley surrounded by mountains and there are many historic buildings from 18th and 19th centuries. The valley is very scenic and wild life can be spotted, including black bear. The
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Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park is located between Mount Airy and Winston Salem in North Carolina. It is 1.5 hours drive from Charlotte. It is well known for its distinctive peak “Big Pinnacle”. Pilot Mountain’s original Native American name is Jomeokee. Pilot Mountain has two
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Oconaluftee (Great Smoky Mountains)

Oconaluftee (Great Smoky Mountains)

Oconaluftee is located inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. It is a river valley in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Formerly the site of a Cherokee village and Appalachian community, the valley’s bottom land is now home to the
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Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Meadows and Falls are located at Milepost 339.5 of Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. As you enter Crabtree Meadows, you will find a gift shop and a restaurant. Crabtree Meadows marks the last stretch of the Parkway through the Blue Ridge Mountains before it turns westward into the
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Beautiful Parks in North Carolina

Beautiful Parks in North Carolina

North Carolina’s State Parks offer lot of activities for nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Most of the state parks have lakes, waterfalls, trails for trekking, scenic overlooks, picnic shelters, camping facilities, fishing areas, biking trails and so on. You can easily spend a day at
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Chestoa View Overlook

Chestoa View Overlook

Chestoa View is another scenic overlook located at Milepost 320 on Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The elevation is 4090′. It has one of the best views on the Parkway. The name Chestoa is derived form the Cherokee word for rabbit.  From the parking area, it’s a short (1/3 mile)
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Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Sightseeing

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Sightseeing

Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s most scenic drive and extends from Virginia to North Carolina. Linking Shennandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a 470-mile, linear National Park with many stopping points along the
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Julian Price Memorial Park

Julian Price Memorial Park

Julian Price Memorial Park is a beautiful park located between Milepost 295.5 and 298 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. It has picnic areas, rest rooms, camping grounds, nature walks, hiking trails and so on. It is 4000 acres in area and is really beautiful and calm.  The 47 acre Price
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