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Mount Mitchell

Burnsville, NC
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Burnsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Traveler Description: Mount Mitchell is the tallest peak in the Eastern United States at well over a mile high. At an elevation of 6,684 feet (2,037 metres), the scenic... more »
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
58 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Jamestown, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately the weather was not cooperating, or was it? I arrived at the visitor center and took a quick stop inside. 10 minutes later I came out to find a storm was brewing, windy, raining and lightning. Too bad you might say but I stopped a few miles down the road and watched the storm move across the mountain. I... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were travelling from Lenoir, NC to Cherokee, NC and looking for something in between. We found Mount Mitchell and decided to go and take a look. It was fanstatic. A little stress for the climb to the summit, but there were bugs called weevils. No problem like a tick but annoying just the same. If you... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I admit - we only drove down to this area of NC with the intention of bagging the peak that is the highest east of the Mississippi River. Let me be honest - that is the only reason to do this. The trail is not particularly interesting or engaging - it just is a matter of if you can walk... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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206 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our drive there on the Blue Ridge Parkway was in fog almost the entire way there. We did get one break in the fog just in time to see the Linn Cove Viaduct. Luckily by the time we got to the parking lot for Mount Mitchell we were above the fog. Some people may have trouble making the walk from... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

State Park, Free excitement. We opted for a hike from Mount Mitchell across 4 peaks Mount Craig, Big Tom, Cattail, potato hill into Deep Gap. Such Beautiful views, incredible foliage, and sweet birdsong. Truly rejuvenates the spirit

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As a Carolinian, I have been to Mt. Mitchell several times. The views are spectacular, and it's neat to be so elevated. The museum area is interesting and full of local artifacts. The walk to the top is fairly steep (because it's a mountain, duh) and not for the faint of heart. Do not go on rainy, foggy days, as... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My fiancé and I chose Mt. Mitchell as one of two stops on the Blue Ridge parkway for a day trip. Once arriving to the park we entered the interpretive center which was full of information and very well kept. Then, we walked up to the summits observation tower where you are in the clouds and the view is spectacular!... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You drive till almost the top, there is a beautiful little trail to a nice looking tower overlook...benches and all...There is a snack shop, bathroom facility, and gift shop at the top parking lot...a restaurant a little further down...It is a stop worth making and its off the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway which in itself is a ride worth taking

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Pineville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I camped here with my son and a friend in July 2013. The views are breathtaking and the sites are nicely spaced apart. You have to park in a parking lot but it’s a short walk. The nearest store is a 45 minute drive so be sure to come prepared. You can buy ice and the Mt. Mitchell restaurant. The... More

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