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For me, nothing says "North Carolina" any more than a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This has to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world.  The parkway begins in Smoky Mountains National Park and winds its way northeast into Virginia.  And, if you you would rather have a much slower view of this wonderful area of America, you can walk across the mountains on the Appalachian Trail.  From Maine's Katahdin to Georgia's Springer Mountain, the Appalachian Trail winds through the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.

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North Carolina Division of Travel and Tourism
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
1-800-847-4862 fax 919-733-8582
http://www.visitnc.com.

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For climate information on North Carolina, click on Climatologies and then click on the map to find North Carolina.

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Parks and Recreation Areas
One of my favorite drives in the United States is along The Blue Ridge Parkway.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The national park, in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee, encompasses 800 square miles of which 95 percent are forested. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal resources, the beauty of its ancient mountains, the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, and the depth and integrity of the wilderness sanctuary within its boundaries, it is one of the largest protected areas in the east. Click on Great Smoky Mountains National Park for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

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The Nantahala National Forest lies in the mountains and valleys of western North Carolina between Waynesville and Murphy. Elevations in the Nantahala National Forest range from a high of 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County, to a low of 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along the Tusquitee River below Appalachian Lake Dam.

The Appalachian Trail - From Maine's Katahdin to Georgia's Springer Mountain, the Appalachian Trail winds through the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.  The trail is a public footpath across 2,159 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridgelines. Roads that cross it for all but its northernmost 100 miles give ready access.

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City and Town Information
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The Blue Ridge Parkway

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Skiing in North Carolina -- Here are a few places you can ski in North Carolina: Appalachian Ski Mountain, Hawksnest Golf & Ski Resort, Wolf Laurel Ski Resort, Sugar Mountain Resort, Ski Beech Ski Resort.

Chimney Rock Park is natural scenic attraction located on Highway 64/74A about 25 miles southeast of Asheville, and about 18 miles east of Hendersonville, North Carolina. It is situated in beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge, which contains the small towns of Gerton, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure. The park, and this entire area, deserves a visit!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The national park, in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee, encompasses 800 square miles of which 95 percent are forested. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal resources, the beauty of its ancient mountains, the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, and the depth and integrity of the wilderness sanctuary within its boundaries, it is one of the largest protected areas in the east. Click on Great Smoky Mountains National Park for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

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The Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee offers two interesting things to see and do, the Oconaluftee Indian Village, where you can visit a replica of an 18th century Cherokee community, and the drama of the Cherokee Indians, Unto These Hills.
 

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site - Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, a Today the site preserves the Sandburg legacy for future generations. The historic site consists of the circa 1838 antebellum house, the 1900's dairy goat barn complex and a representative goat herd, sheds, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, walking/hiking trails, two small lakes, ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an orchard. Located in Flat Rock about 3 miles south of Hendersonville on Little River Road. Open year round, Monday through Friday from 9-5, and Saturday and Sunday 10-5. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.  828.693.4178. www.nps.gov/carl

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Carolina Tailwinds offers active tours of North Carolina's: Wine Country, the Blue Ridge Mountains and The Outer Banks. Custom tours also available as well as active vacations for all ability levels. Each tour combines deluxe accommodations and fine dining with careful vacation planning and personal attention.   At Carolina Tailwinds, our guiding philosophy is to show you the beauty of North Carolina's hidden corners, both on 2 wheels and off!


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Dining Suggestions

Dillsboro
The Dillsboro Steak and Seafood House is one of those truly great finds in western North Carolina. Located in Dillsboro, it is a friendly, family owned restaurant where you can choose some great, fresh seafood that will be cooked to your specific taste. Add to this some of the finest USDA Choice meats and you have the makings of a great place to eat. Be sure to check it out when you are in the area. Jim

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The national park, in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee, encompasses 800 square miles of which 95 percent are forested. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal resources, the beauty of its ancient mountains, the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, and the depth and integrity of the wilderness sanctuary within its boundaries, it is one of the largest protected areas in the east. Click on Great Smoky Mountains National Park for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

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