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Address: Boone, NC
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the...
This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat Moses Cone.
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Moses Cone has many hiking trails and Bass Lake. The trails are old horse and bugging trails (except the figure 8 trail). They are best considered easy to medium. No rocks to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Boone, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Moses Cone has many hiking trails and Bass Lake. The trails are old horse and bugging trails (except the figure 8 trail). They are best considered easy to medium. No rocks to climb just good for walking and running. Watch out for horses and what they leave behind. :) Both the house and the Lake have bathrooms. It is around... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Although we thought we were prepared, we ended up being a split group so some of us didn't have water or snacks. Because it's not an extremely difficult walk, some of us made it so [for adventure sake]. Our 1/2 group decided to go across the trail as opposed to staying strictly on the trail and one little one (aged... More 

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Jamestown, NC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Coming off the Blue Ridge Parkway you have to stop at the Moses Cone Manor even if it is just to look out over the vista. The house is breathtaking in it's size, scope and architecture. The carriage trails that meander all over the 300+ acres are easily traversed but can take it's toll on you if you are not... More 

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jacksonville, fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I got some really great pictures on the day we went - skies were blue, weather was in the 50's. It was a gorgeous place! There are trails EVERYWHERE around it! Go early - it get super busy!!

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I'll be honest - the house is very beautiful, but I liked just being able to walk around the property as well. It's so pretty up there!

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knoxville, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lots of nice stuff to look at.. Considering what there was, prices were reasonable. The house and grounds itself are worth the visit just to see them. The public restroom could use a little work though.

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Miami, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped by during the off season so the craft store and the manor were closed to visitors. The park is still open and you can walk the trails down to the lake if the weather permits. As one review stated, it's not a "must see", but if you want to kill a few hours and take a stroll, this... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We actually came here thinking we would be able to tour the historic home, then enjoy a hike down to Bass Lake. Unfortunately, you don't get to tour the manor, you can just shop in the area downstairs that features local crafts. It seems such a shame that the home is just for shopping and is not an exhibit by... More 

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Gaithersburg, MD
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167 reviews 167 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This manor house and surrounding property is absolutely gorgeous. The view of the surrounding countryside is unobstructed and probably the most beautiful on the whole length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Craft Center is operated by the Southern Highlands Craft Guild - and they do a terrific job of running the center. Of their several locations - I think... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This old house is a craft center and there were a lot of different items to see. It is also a place where you can get more information of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice place but I wouldn't make it a "must see" location

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