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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Equestrian Trails
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Description: The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
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Mebane, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is such a beautiful hike. It is over five miles round trip, but it is a gradual climb. The views in the open field are fantastic. When my family went, wildflowers were blooming throughout the field. The mountains beyond made it all the more pretty. This is a great family hike!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

the crafts are very special, and the house itself is beautiful! Love hanging out on the porch looking over the mountains and Bass Lake!

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stopped at this park and were very pleased by the stop over. What a house!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Take the 1 mile walk around the pretty lake or the 5 mile circular walk up to Moses Cone house and back. Beautiful walk especially when leaves are changing or plants blooming. Can also tour Home if call ahead on weekends. Downstairs of home open with nice articles for sale.

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VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a nice place to see for the views, the old house, and the shopping inside...quality craft work from the region. It isn't cheap, however. If you want to walk, there are plenty of trails and all with spectacular views. There are also public restrooms available. It is wheel chair accessible.

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Pickens, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Home is very nice, but you are not allowed to explore it. Most of it seems to be just gift shop. View from porch is wonderful. But, to really enjoy it take the easy walk around Bass Lake. There are places to park nearer the lake than the house. Drive to these areas. And, walk is leisurely, easy, level, well-maintained,... More

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fantastic views, a nice trail to stretch your legs (0.7 mile), and the very interesting summer house of textile magnate ( King of Denim) Moses Cone. The second floor is open on Wednesday and sometimes on weekend. The gift shop is one of the five shops of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Nice to exceptional items as opposed to souvenir... More

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NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I try to visit here every time I come to the parkway. Its a beautiful place with beautiful views. Also one of the few places that doesn't charge you to visit. The gift shop is pricey but so is everywhere else. The view from the porch is beautiful anytime but especially in the Fall. We have picnicked on the grounds... More

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Already planning a trip back! Very pretty, lots of trails, butterflies everywhere. The craft shop was lovely. Tours are available to see the house on weekends, leaves on the hour with limited slots. The ranger and gift shop folks were very nice. The craft store employees were a bit unpleasant. The crafts /art were incredible, very high quality. Great family... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What distinguishes the Moses Cone trails is that they have two bathrooms - one near the near at the top and another near the parking lot at the bottom. Few Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) trails have bathrooms. The trails themselves are more like gravel roads than trails. You may have to dodge horse and fresh manure on weekends. Parking can... More

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