For a great outdoors experience, visit Smoky Mountains National Park. Besides the awesome panorama of scenic wonders, there are a wide variety of activities available within the park's boundaries for both adults...more
North Carolina's Parks
29 State Parks 2 State Forests 1 State Natural Area 2 State Fish Hatcherys 1 State Nursery 1 National Park 2 National Memorials 4 National Forests 2 National Historic Sites 2 National Seashores 10 National Wildlife Refuges
A true gem - The fact that you have to walk with all your stuff the half mile to the beach from the ferry dock, keeps the crowd down. But it is so worth it! We have been there twice in the last month even though it is a three hour drive to get there.
Great Trails and scenery - I spent last Wednesday at the park. Walking to the top of the summit and also down to some of the falls. The scenery is great but there are lots of snakes. We saw at least 15 during the day. The rock steps are the best, the people that did all of the amazing rockwork should have a plaque in their honor. Great park but bring your good hiking boots.. Its quiet the climb to the top.
Horse trails are excellent - My wife and ride the Pilot Mtn. Horse Trails they are the best in the state of North Carolina. Thanks for all the hard work that is put into these horse and hiking trails, Odie & Karen Perkins
Great Get Away - I stayed in Badin Lake Campground. I had a very nice site, some were too open and too close to other sites for my liking. I biked to the other campgrounds and they were very nice too. Unpaved roads could be a nuisance with dust. The campground host checking registration around 10:30 at night was disturbing, but he was a nice guy. Daylight hours are far more appropriate.
bear island warriors - mostly in our late fifties now the bear island warriors canoe anually loaded with gear and grub in search of sun, fun and the ever dillectable red fish. no electronics,no time pieces, and no women...sleep when you want, eat when you want, fish when you want...make music at night and watch the stars...as shakespere put it...balm for the hurt mind...nothing like the bear to put you back in perspective
Designed with Romance In Mind for your Perfect Romantic Getaway for you your Sweetheart. We are nestled in a wooded landscape, our individual log cabins are designed to provide you with the rustic charm of yesteryear along with the comforts we enjoy today. A six acre lake in walking distance from all cabins suites.
Perfectly situated atop of the Little Brushy Mountains sorrounded by vistas of lovely green pastures, the Great Escape is a retreat unlike many others. The peae and serenity is unlike no other and it gives you that chance to unwind and relax.