The North Carolina Mountains Sights


Mt. Mitchell State Park

Mt. Mitchell State Park Review

This park includes the highest mountain peak east of the Rockies, 6,684-foot Mt. Mitchell. The summit was named after Elisha Mitchell, who died from a fall while trying to prove the mountain's true height. At the 1,855-acre park you can climb an observation tower and get food (May-October) at a restaurant claimed to be the highest elevation restaurant in the eastern United States. Keep an eye on the weather here, as high winds and snow can occur at almost any time, occasionally even in summer. Clouds obscure the views here for at least parts of 8 days out of 10.

Updated: 09-26-2012

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