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Old 11-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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N.C. Mountains trip this week

Leaving for a week of camping in Ashville, NC area starting Monday. Weather is supposed to be great. Any suggestions other than Biltmore & Parkway?

We love to go site seeing, both walk and drive. NOT looking for fast pace crowded stuff to do.


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Old 11-06-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Go on the other side of Smokey Mt. National Park and do the loop road at Cades Cove.

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The downtown area in Hendersonville just south of Asheville is wonderful for walking, browsing, and shopping. They have some very good eateries also. The Fresh Market on the south end of town is wonderful for fresh foods. Unbelieveable steaks and veggies.

East of Asheville at Black Mountain is a must eat in pizza place called My Father's Pizza. There is also an old general store there that is worth spending some time in.

Just south of Hendersonville in Flat Rocki is the St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church that dates back to 1833. Has quite a history and is quite a beautiful little church. You may wish to check out and take in a show at the Flat Rock Playhouse.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:54 AM   #4
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have lunch on the deck of the grove park inn.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies. Exactly what we are looking for. We forgot about the Grove Park Inn.

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Just as an fyi perhaps for future trips, about 35 miles from Asheville near Rutherfordton is an RV park called Four Paws Kingdom. If you are dog fanciers its a great place to take the fur kids. We spent a month there is spring and loved it.

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Dillsboro is a nice place. they used to have the train there but now you can hop on at Bryson City. For a car trip... most anywhere. We used to live in Franklin and would drive on the Cherohalla. Then there's the "Tail of the Dragon"... used to be a main road to TN. Watch out for oncoming traffic. DO NOT DRIVE THIS IN YOUR RV!!!!

Dillsboro North Carolina ? Shopping, Events, Dining, Lodging, Festivals
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If you make it over to Franklin... Cash's BBQ in the RV park at the Whistle Stop Antiques Mall on Hwy 441 on the south end of town has the best BBQ in the area. When we left NC July 2009, they were only open for lunch.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:50 AM   #8
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Brevard (about 30 min west of Hendersonville on NC64) has a really cool toy store downtown that if in the area is well worth the stop. Then from Brevard head up to the Parkway on Hwy 276 in the Pisgah NF Bridal Veil Falls & Sliding Rock (Although a bit cold for sliding rock) are a good stop with many nice trails in this area. Also there are some nice dirt roads that loop back around & up the mountian along 276.

If heading NE on the Parkway, There is the Via Duct & visitors center, Mt Mitchell the highest point on the East Coast, Little Switzerland, If you like to ride road bicyles & want a great ride of about 20 miles. One of my favorite rides is from Blowing Rock to the Via Duct Visitors Center & back. There is only one hill if you start & finish on the parkway, Although it is 6 miles long up to the Via Duct, ride the Via Duct & then Turn around & ride back down this thrill ride on a bike. I have exceeded the speed limit here a few times.
Sounds like you will have a great vacation. Have Fun

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