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Top park recommendations from locals

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“Picnic and camping area with a creek feed swimming area. Nice hiking to a waterfall.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“One of our favorite hiking trails. Be sure to bring extra shoes because your feet will get wet”
  • 2 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Visit for a short history of the importance of minerals to this area. Also the Spruce Pine Chamber of Commerce information stand with all local area information and brochures.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Campground
“Located on the North Toe River, they offer rafting, kayaking , inned tubing, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hayrides in season, volleyball, and an outdoor swimming pool. They have riding trails and offer tent camping, too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“This nearby farm has an extensive and diverse collection of Chinese medicinal and edible plants, and offers classes regularly during the growing season.”
  • 1 local recommends
Dog Run
“Always rather quiet, play areas, creek, picnic shelters and tennis courts. We like to take bicycles and ride on the nice flat cement slab.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“he second highest peak on Roan Mountain, Roan High Bluff rises to 6,267 feet. An observation deck is located just 20 feet (6.1 m) below the peak (the actual peak is closed to hikers). The overlook offers a 180-degree view of the valley and other mounain peaks to the northwest. The overlook is accessed via the Cloudland Trail, which rises out of Tollhouse Gap. Cloudland Trail is a 1.2 mile hike from the main parking lot, but the hike can be shortened depending on where you park. If you have never experienced the beauty of this spot, it is a must go. The bluff is located just southwest of the world famous Roan Mountain rhododendron garden.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Walk to short paved trails, ball field and large playground, walk from house and cross river via footbridge from downtown. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“A must see if you’re visiting in June, but equally gorgeous any time of year. This is within a USFS fee area ($3/car). Short and easy trails. Several stunning overlooks. Top of mountain is in a rare high elevation alpine forest with fragrant evergreens. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Park with playground and fishing in the North Toe River. Also visit River's Edge Outfitters across the bridge in historic downtown.”
  • 1 local recommends