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Julian Price Park

Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I spent an enjoyable day in the company of friends at Price Park and Lake. There is ample parking space and open meadows for games and the like. We hired kayaks from the boat rental shop - you can get single kayaks, double kayaks, and either 2 or 3 man canoes. We spent an hour kayaking around the lake, getting... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The biggest mistake was planning a picnic Labor Day Weekend. The scenery was great and everyone looked like they were having a wonderful time. There was a shallow stream under a canopy of trees running through the through the picnic area. Children had on their bathing suits and were running through the ankle deep water playing tag. (the smart ones... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Picnic grounds were very clean with a ton of tables to choose from. Canoe rentals on Price Lake were affordable, $13 an hour, and you can paddle the whole lake in about an hour.

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This has got to be on top of my lists for the most beautiful hike ever! Boone Fork Trail! Please do not think it might be too strenuous, I am 68 with pulmonary fibrosis. I had to pause a few times but I am sure the beauty is what took my breath

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very nice place to walk beautiful flowers and a great place to people watch. Across the street from the shops.

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Richmond
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I rented a canoe for an hour in the morning. It was only $13 per hour and took a solid hour to go around the lake. The staff (Matthew) was very helpful and got the canoe ready for us quickly. I was a tad nervous but the trip went great.

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Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My family has been to Price's Park too many times to count. It has so much beauty surrounding the picnic area. There are walking trails, a creek to splash in, clean restrooms and the tables and grills provided by the park are kept up well. Since the park is on the Blue Ridge Parkway there are other attractions nearby if... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We rented a canoe for $13 for the hour. They also rent kayaks (single and tandem). The hour is just enough time to paddle the whole perimeter of the lake, which is what we did. Beautiful scenery surrounding the lake. Lots of fun, helpful staff- even gave our 4 year old a small paddle to use, sitting in the middle... More

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've been coming to Price Park for over 20 years. It's a great place to camp, picnic, canoe, and hike. The 4.9 mile trail is stunning. Plenty of area for kids and adults to play ball and have a great time.

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Salt Point, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We hiked, with our dog, around the lake. It was a nice hike with some views of the lake. We ate our lunch overlooking the lake. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon.

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