Mountain Tops

Mountain Tops

“For one of the most spectacular views in the North Carolina mountains, head to Wiseman's View on the western side of Linville Gorge (often called the "Grand Canyon of Eastern America"). Find two stone observation areas perched on the cliff at about 3,400 feet elevation. About 1,500 feet below you is the Linville River and directly across the deepest gorge in the eastern USA are the dramatic peaks of Hawksbill and Table Rock mountains.”

Urban Areas

Urban Areas

“Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place”

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

“Super gorgeous and secluded waterfall just right up the road from Swiss Pine Lake. It use to be the water resin ore for the town. It’s an easy 5 minute walk. If you access the service road next to the trail you can access the old dam.”

Lakes

Lakes

“A scenic 3.8-mile paved path winds around the lake with resting points to relax and soak in the views. Cross the lake on the Turbeville Footbridge for a shorter 2.3-mile loop. It's wheelchair and scooter friendly, and most sections are flat. Find plenty of parking at many locations adjacent to the trail, and take a break at Junaluska Gifts & Grounds coffee shop along the way.”

Farms & Ranches

Farms & Ranches

“Taylor Ranch is a 5th generation privately-owned 500 acre working Quarter Horse and Texas Longhorn Cattle Ranch located in beautiful Cane Creek Valley, 15 minutes from Asheville, NC. Scenic mountain views, gently rolling hills, a 7-acre lake stocked with brim and bass.”

Gardens & Parks

Gardens & Parks

“Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.”

Winery’s and More

Winery’s and More

“Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the jewel of the High Country. Nestled in the awe-inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands the High Country’s original winery. Banner Elk Winery has set the standard for crafting wines in the High Country that stand among the finest in the country. Our vineyards offer engaging Wine Tastings and glimpse into what the storied High Country Wine Region is truly made of quality wine, beautiful scenery, and warm hospitality.”