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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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Avery Creek Falls

Avery Creek Falls NC

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Avery Creek Falls is a pretty and photogenic waterfall, located off of FR477 near Brevard, NC in Pisgah National Forest.  The hike to Avery Creek Falls is only 0.5 miles from the parking area, and this is one of 3 waterfalls you can see on a longer 3.mile roundtrip hike out Avery Creek Trail. Location: […]

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Winter Looking Glass Falls

Top Frozen Waterfalls to visit in the Blue Ridge

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Winter here in the Blue Ridge Mountains not only brings cold weather but many different and unique things to see and do.  While the waterfalls of the Blue Ridge Mountains are always gorgeous and beautiful to see, seeing a frozen waterfall during the winter is magical and simply amazing.   Blue Ridge waterfalls, and areas surrounding […]

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Wash Hollow Falls

Wash Hallow Falls NC

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Wash Hollow Falls is a very pretty a photogenic 50′ waterfall located off Highway 215 in Pisgah National Forest. Getting to the falls is a bit difficult, but not too bad for experienced hikers with proper hiking boots or shoes. Definitely worth the visit, and it’s only a short distance past Lower Sam Branch Falls. […]

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