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Mount Mitchell

Burnsville, NC
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Ranked #1 of 8 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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waterlooville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was a misty day and we had doubts about going to the summit, but when we got there we sat for a while in the sun and watching the mist made it interesting, one side of the mountain you could see for miles the other a couple of hundred yards.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you have a car while in Asheville, it's worth the drive to Mt. Mitchell. You experience the Blue Ridge Parkway and end at Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. Very nice visitor's center and observation deck....to which there is a great concrete path. Beautiful vistas!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we were looking for cooler weather from our usual in Rock Hill, SC. and found it 20 degrees cooler at the summit. The landscape was so beautiful. Flowers of orange, purple, yellow, etc growing naturally everywhere. It was just beautiful every inch of the way. The way the landscape changed from the lowest elevation to the peak was fantastic. Just... More

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Windsor, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Not sure if there is a best time of the day to visit. You can expect fogs, sunny skies and cloudy day. There is a easy hour drive to the summit of mount Mitchell. From there, the state park has several trails that you can venture off to. But do plan for fog, sunny skies and that you might need... More

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Jackson, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great stop, enjoyed the short walk to top - awesome views! Picnic grounds on site, gifts & food - rustic restrooms!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Mt Mitchell State Park for the first time during Memorial Day weekend two years ago and had a spectacular view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The view this time was obscured by cloud cover but we enjoyed the short 3/4 mile Balsam Trail hike. Will definitely be back.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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132 reviews 132 reviews
53 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I have visited Mt. Mitchell several times within the past 10 years. We enjoy a nice motorcycle ride, picnics, hikes, and even a drive out in the Camero and the old work truck, however you get there you are going to be in complete awe. A nice hike to the tower for sights only seen on TV,... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm from NC so I might be a little partial to it's attractions. Not. You just can't beat riding and sight seeing in the National Forest. It's hard to beat free and all the beauty that God put here for us to see. If you've never been to Mount Mitchell off the Blue Ridge Parkway, you need to go. At... More

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Ashevill
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Every time a visitor of mine comes to Asheville I make sure I take them to Mt. Mitchell. The highest peak, east of the Mississippi River, it gives you a 360 degree view at over 6,000 ft. Don't let the elevation scare you from going. It is easily located off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, about 30 miles north of... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unfortunately, having only two days in Asheville, we didn't have much choice on picking a great weather day. Cloudy in town, but fogged in on the hike. We took the Old Mitchell trail, which was very nice, although (like previous TA reviews have noted) the trail intermingles with vehicle traffic on the main road. Meh. We can still say we... More

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