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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

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Address: Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Description: The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.

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Really pretty area. We walked through the woods down to the lake and back up to the house. It was a perfect walk, with spring flowers coming out. The lake area is beautiful the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Granada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Really pretty area. We walked through the woods down to the lake and back up to the house. It was a perfect walk, with spring flowers coming out. The lake area is beautiful the old house contains an excellent shop, with something for everyone, including maps and information about the area. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Beautiful house and property! Amazing view! Restrooms available. Nice little walk around the property.

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York, PA
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60 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Located at mile marker 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway just south of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is the beautiful Moses Cone estate, compliments of the man who made his fortune through the invention of denim. Beautiful views, 20+ miles of hiking trails of various difficulty - easy, moderate and strenuous. Take your pick, none of them will disappoint you.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

enjoyed the wide trails up to the cone manor house but was highly disappointed on the house. It had been turned into a glorified gift shop/craft store in the front part of the house and the rest of the house was closed off. Would loved to have seen the house restored to original style and had of tour of the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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259 reviews 259 reviews
111 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful views, nice handicrafts shop, good trails. You can walk all the way to Bass Lake from there.

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Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great trails, gentle, and wide. Over 26 miles of trails. Views, meadow, woods, you name it, Moses Cone trails have it. Even bathroom facilities. Ride for a while, then visit Moses Cone Manor with Parkway Craft Center. What an awesome day!

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Rainy day yet frustrated, sad volunteers in manor repelled most visitors. Local art was displayed, however due to employees, we bought nothing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The wife and I have been walking the 25 miles of carriage trails around the Cone mansion for 30 years. We usually average 5 to 7 miles a day. Our favorites are the fire tower trail (with the Cone cemetery) and Rich Mountain trail. When we get to the top, we usually have lunch and enjoy the views. We also... More 

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South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The landscape is very nice and the views are excellent. Nice place to visit and it's free. When traveling make sure to stop and take a leisurely stroll around and inside of the house and bring a picnic when weather permits.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I hiked about 7 fairly easy miles. Great place to take the family, both short and very long hikes available. Hope to be back when the rhododendrum bloom, they're everywhere. I parked at the manor and the bathrooms were closed, none available at the manor for public use.

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