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Julian Price Park

Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors

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Morganton, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Every time we travel the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stop at Julian Price Park for a casual diversion...It always turns into a double stop...the first on the picnic side where a ton of tables are intertwined throughout the meandering stream area affording a great picnic experience from spring through fall, and then to walk off lunch, we always walk the... More 

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Sevierville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is another great place to hike and picnic. This makes a large recreation area since it is adjacent to Moses Cone Memorial Parl. Highly recommended for outdoor activities if you are in the area.

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My family and I were here this past weekend. We wanted to drive along the parkway and this was the place i picked to stop and grill some burgers and take a break. It was such a good feeling to see other families picnicking and such because it just felt like all was well with the world:) There are several... More 

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