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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Address: Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Ranked #2 of 13 Activities in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Equestrian Trails, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Owner description: The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
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Type: Historic Sites, Equestrian Trails, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Owner description: The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The manor is always on my top must-sees for the Blowing Rock area. The crafts are superior and the house is beautifully restored. Especially in fall, the views from the front porch are spectacular. I've visited a half dozen times and always had a fine time. I think this Craft Guild shop is superior to the one in Asheville which... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stopped by for a quick trail hike and to enjoy the scenery but ended up walking through "the maze" trail, over 2 miles long of pure woods. Starts on Bass Lake and ends there too. If you have a horse, these trails are great for horseback riding.

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VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I guess this was nice at one time. We were here in 2010 and it was an overpriced craft area with very rude staff. House was closed and there were no other restrooms open. Nice view of Julian Price Lake.

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North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
18 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great park, accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway or from Downtown Blowing Rock. Nice wide walking paths that cover 6+ miles if desired with nice views of the Moses Cone Estate. My husband and I love to run here. You can take a short paved path around Bass Lake where there are restrooms available or venture up... More 

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North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Cone mansion is only mildly interesting, with very over priced cliche-type things for sale, but the walking trails are among the most beautiful, well kept we have ever used. Words do not do justice to the magic, beauty, cleanliness of this park and its walking trails.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place to share with guests & first time visitors! Beautiful Cone Manor is always a showpiece & great tour with Cone family history. The view is breathtaking from the front porch & fun to imagine what life there was like so long ago....pretty good if you were a Cone! Great stables for horseback riding & beautiful trails for hiking!... More 

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I hiked part of the trails, and also did a horseback riding trail ride through Moses H Cone Park. It was beautful and has plenty to see! My only complaint was LOTS of horse droppings along the trails, so watch your step!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a park run by the National Park Service and it is just outside of Blowing Rock, NC. It is a good place to stop for a walk and stretch after a drive or after lunch in Blowing Rock. It has restrooms, but parking can sometimes be a problem and you may have to park at the entrance. It... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very enjoyable and made for some really nice pics. Views like this make me jealous of those who get this privilege every day but I'm so grateful I have had the opportunity to share.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We go by the estate every time we go to Blowing Rock. It has beautiful scenery,walking and riding trails. I love the craft center. All items are hand crafted in NC. There is woodworking, pottery, jewelry and weaving. NO ADMISSION! How often it that the case!

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