The North Carolina Mountains

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Carolina Mountains - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Mt. Mitchell State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park—established in 1915 as North Carolina's first state park—includes the 6,684-foot Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain peak east of the...Read More

  • 2. Mt. Pisgah

    Mountain

    The 5,721-foot Mt. Pisgah is one of the most easily recognized peaks around Asheville due to the television tower installed here in the 1950s...Read More

  • 3. Nantahala River

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The most popular river in western North Carolina for rafting and kayaking is the Nantahala, which races through the scenic Nantahala Gorge,...Read More

  • 4. Cold Mountain

    Viewpoint

    The vivid best-selling novel by Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain, and its movie adaptation have made a destination out of the real Cold Mountain...Read More

  • 5. Folk Art Center

    East Metro | Arts/Performance Venue

    As the headquarters of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Folk Art Center regularly hosts exceptional quilt, woodworking, pottery...Read More

  • 6. Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

    Forest

    One of the last remaining sections of old-growth forests in Appalachia, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, part of the 17,000-acre Joyce Kilmer–Slickrock...Read More

  • 7. Julian Price Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Green spaces along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain include this park, which has hiking, canoeing on a mountain lake, trout...Read More

  • 8. Lake Santeetlah

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Formed in 1928 with the construction of the Santeetlah Dam, Lake Santeetlah, meaning "blue waters" in the Cherokee language, has 76 miles of...Read More

  • 9. Linville Falls

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    A half-mile hike from the visitor center leads to one of North Carolina's most photographed waterfalls. The easy trail winds through evergreens...Read More

  • 10. Linville Gorge Wilderness

    Canyon

    Some of the most challenging hikes and climbs in the country are in Linville Gorge, often called "the Grand Canyon of the East." The gorge is...Read More

  • 11. Looking Glass Falls

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Getting to this waterfall is easy, as it's right beside the road in Pisgah National Forest. Water cascades 60 feet into a clear pool, where...Read More

  • 12. Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    On the grounds of this turn-of-the-20th-century manor house, and at the adjoining Julian Price Memorial Park near Grandfather Mountain, are...Read More

  • 13. Museum of North Carolina Minerals

    Museum/Gallery

    In this museum, the hands-on displays cover gold, copper, kaolin, and other minerals found nearby. Many exhibits are geared toward kids. ...Read More

  • 14. Oskar Blues Brewery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This Colorado-based craft-beer brewer with national distribution, best known for its Dale's Pale Ale, offers brewery tours and tastings at its...Read More

  • 15. Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

    Fish Hatchery

    This fish hatchery operated by the state's Department of Wildlife Resources produces more than 400,000 brown, rainbow, and native brook trout...Read More

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