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Sam's Knob and Flat Laurel Creek Trail

Sam’s Knob to Flat Laurel Creek Trail Loop Hike

Not far to the west of the popular Graveyard Fields area, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a relatively unknown gem, Flat Laurel Creek Valley, and Flat Laurel Creek Trail.  This wonderful hike will take you through dense forest, scenic meadows, and alongside beautiful creeks. Hike DetailsLocation:In Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, off the Blue […]

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A Vanderbilt House Party

2019 – A Vanderbilt House Party Exhibit

Biltmore’s 5th Clothing Exhibition, a Vanderbilt House Party, runs February 8 and  through May 27, 2019.  Elegant fashions worn by the Vanderbilts recreated by Oscar-winning designer John Bright will fill the grand rooms of Biltmore House when Biltmore’s newest exhibition.This is the first time reproductions of clothing from the Vanderbilts’ very own wardrobes are displayed […]

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Winter Hiking

Top Winter Hiking Trails

Winter Hiking provides a unique hiking experience that you can’t get any other time of the year.   The benefits of Winter Hiking include:Better viewsNo bugs, and limited wildlife (if you prefer not to see any)Cooler temperatures and no humidityFewer hikersPossible Snow!While some of you may disagree on the enjoyment of the last one, hiking […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway – Top 22 Best Stops for Fall Color

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Fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway is an event that everyone should see.  The mixture of vibrant colors with some of the most beautiful scenic vistas in the world, is truly magical.   Below are 22 of the best stops along the Parkway to see Fall Color.  Of course there are numerous other wonderful spots […]

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Discovery Falls Photo

Discovery Falls

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Forest Service Road, FR475B is located in Pisgah National Forest, and provides access to a number of Waterfalls, including the pretty Discovery Falls.  Discovery Falls is a 75 foot waterfall along a jagged rock face. Hike DetailsLocation:Pisgah National Forest, Ranger DistrictRoundtrip Distance:1 mileDifficulty:Moderate – Due to the steep incline close to the falls.Handicap Accessible:NoDog Friendly:YesFeatures:Nearby […]

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Land of Oz

Land of Oz Theme Park – Beech Mountain NC

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For a decade (1970 – 1980), the Land of Oz Theme Park in Beech Mountain NC was one of the most popular theme parks on the east coast.   Thousands of people from all over the world flocked to see this one of a kind, and unique theme park.  The Land of Oz not only […]

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Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns, NC

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Linville Caverns, located just outside Linville Falls North Carolina, are North Carolinas only underground caverns that are open to the public for tours.   Linville Caverns is an educational, exciting, and beautiful trip under Humpback Mountain.   This is a must-see attraction when traveling the Parkway, or if you’re in the Linville area.Linville Caverns, NCLinville […]

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Top Spots for Gorgeous Spring Blooms

As temperatures here in the mountains begin to warm, and the foliage begins to return to the trees, the plethora of spring wildflowers and blooms also begin to emerge.   The array of colors, shapes, and smells is one of the most wonderful scenes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and people from all around the […]

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Flat Laurel Creek

Top Spring Wildflower Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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As Spring arrives here in the mountains, the mountains once again begin to turn bright green.  While this alone is beautiful, Spring also brings forth a burst of color as spring wildflowers, and trees begin to bloom and flourish.   The mountains of the Blue Ridge Ridge become full of hundreds of species of wildflowers. […]

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Twin Falls Henry Branch

Twin Falls Pisgah National Forest

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Twin Falls is two pretty tall waterfalls, very close to each other.   The Falls are pretty, and the hike out to them is one of the nicer hikes in Pisgah National Forest, but neither of them are very photogenic due to the amount of debris that has fallen around them.   Regardless still a really […]

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