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Parks & nature in Avery County

Park
“Are you brave enough to walk (or run or crawl) across the MILE high swinging bridge!?”
31local recommendations
Board Shop
“Beech Mountain Resort is your go-to North Carolina Ski Resort for year-round run including skiing and snowboarding”
42local recommendations
Park
“Beautiful lake for viewing from the trail, boat rental and picnic areas. Gorgeous views!”
21local recommendations
Farm
“Alpaca farm (which is not a petting zoo but something different to do). Enjoy the windy and scenic ride up to the farm.”
6local recommendations
Park
“This dramatic waterfall is accessible if you aren't into hiking. A short, steep trail winds down to the base of the fall from the parking area near the top. If you want to hike, you can access the AT from there.”
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Park
“Spectacular views! Bit pricey to get in but worth a day's visit! Hikers paradise!”
11local recommendations
Tourist Information Center
“Distance from INDIGO: 37 miles Level: Easy to Moderate Length of Trail: 1.6 miles out and back Lots of tourist traffic but once you get up to Erwin's View the traffic thins out. Beautiful Views! ”
9local recommendations
Park
“This park is beautiful! It is a community supported park, and includes a paved walking trail around the park, park benches to rest, clean restrooms, and a beautiful river running next to it, with access for fishing, rafting, or just dipping your feet!”
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Waterfall
“The Linville River flows from its headwaters in the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain and cascades through two falls as it beings a nearly 2,000 foot descent through this spectacular gorge.”
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National Park
“The Blue Ridge is America’s favorite Parkway. Go to www.blueridgeparkway.org for Information on the following: Arts & Culture Hiking Motorcycling Waterfalls Bicycling Wildflowers Camping Fishing RVing Music Food History Beer, Wine, Spirits Markets & Orchards Eco-Tourism Family Fun Access the BR Parkway off highway 321 going towards Blowing Rock.”
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Park
“The most incredible view possible. I absolutely love this trail! It has views in every direction, private places to sit and hang, and it relatively short (although very steep). Trail is in the Linville Gorge, in Morganton area. ”
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Park
“With over 50 acres of developed parkland, almost 10 acres of lakes, over 28 miles of designated hiking and biking trails and a 23,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Recreation Center, Beech Mountain is your ultimate destination for family fun.”
9local recommendations
Park
“A short ten minute hike to the top to see some great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas. Great place to hang out, have a picnic or read a book. ”
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Park
“Located just behind the Mast General Store Annex, this park is a great place for a jog, a walk, playground for kids, picnic or stroll along the Watauga river or fishing. ”
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Park
“This is a "Must see" for scenic travel attraction, the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mts. Elevation: 5,945' Don't forget your camera!”
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Dog Run
“Frequent visitor, one of the best dog parts I ever been to... combination open space, rocks, trees, basic agility, makes it unique. Love it! And... is rarely over 75 degrees !”
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