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Julian Price Park

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Address: Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC

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Great place to canoe or kayak

They have a beautiful lake to kayak or canoe on with easy access. Also, the boat rental are per hour and very affordable. Great picnic areas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They have a beautiful lake to kayak or canoe on with easy access. Also, the boat rental are per hour and very affordable. Great picnic areas.

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K-Vegas, NC
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27 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Make sure you have swim suits for the kids, bug spray and a picnic! You can explore here for a solid day without anybody becoming bored. Arrive early for the best picnic spots...don't go for the obvious! Many tucked away spots that are like a story book. Enjoy!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good even pathed trail. Nice for picnics. Offshoot trails provide more hiking options. Best for families.

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Morganton, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As a North Carolinian there are many places to choose from of visiting and having great memories. Julian Price was my favorite place as a kid to go. Today I cherish those memories and when I go there- it is My happy place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Good place if you are traveling with children or grandchildren. Rememberd in past years the kids tossing football in an open area close to where we stopped to picnic & running off energy. Also, some some good walking trails around the lake.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Here's a great spot for picnicking and wading in the stream. Plenty of parking usually, but popular with hikers and college students on nice days. Fine hiking trails from the parking area, and Price Lake has a good hiking loop.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We ventured onto the parkway and wow it was so beautiful during October. The leaves were breathtaking. It is a pristine park, where you can picnic or just chill by the creek

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

So you park and there is the lake, ok its a lake so not worth a picture to me. There are a few trails but they really lead to nothing and are boring. We packed back in the car and moved on

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We walked around Price Lake and were a bit disappointed. It was only 2.5 miles with limited views of the lake. We mostly walked through a tunnel of rhododendrons which would have been pretty in June.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Boone Fork Trail 5 mile loop offers AMAZING views and about 4 different eco systems in one walk. Walk it counter clockwise and you will finish the hike with a .5 mile flat cool down. It can be strenuous at times but def worth it.

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