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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, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
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Owner description: The highest mountain in the Black Mountain Range.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I have been here many times. Off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell is worth the drive from miles around. The lookout point, on a clear day, enables you to see for many, many miles. The best time to go is in the fall when the leaves are at their peak- it will steal your breath away.

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Woodruff, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful view! Totally worth the drive! I took my mom and then the next weekend went with my friends. The park is stunning ams the restaurant is top notch! Good country cooking and friendly waitresses. In the late fall take a jacket it's a bit windy at the top. The trails rock and it's a fun day trip!

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Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My son, who lives in Asheville, drove us to Mount Mitchell one beautiful Fall day. It took a bit longer than we expected but was well worth the drive. It was interesting to see the change from deciduous forests to low scrub then to high elevation fir trees as we continued our upward drive. When you arrive at the Museum/Information... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful place. It was a lovely drive up to the top, and the panoramic views were spectacular. You can see all the way to Tennessee and all the surrounding areas in North Carolina. Well worth a stop.

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been to a lot of places, these are the most beautiful I have seen. I have lived here for 39 years and never get tired of seeing them. It's the highest mountain East of the Mississippi River. Come and see them for yourself you want regret it.

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United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely day hiking around the area and a fun insightful museum. Will not be disappointed. This is a great spot to go hiking.

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Akron, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can see for miles... if the fog is at bay. if you are there at sunset, your senses will explode!! an awesome place for photos. great for hiking. great for walking the dogs. great for camping too. this was my 2nd visit and i got there just before sunset and OH MY GAWD!! the scenery with the sunset took... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The clouds and weather on top of Mt Mitchell was incredibly different from the parkway! As a photographer, the brilliant fall foliage combined with the rolling clouds coming off Mt. Mitchell was one of the best shots of the trip.

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Winnsboro, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Its amazing when you get above 5500 feet. The plant life and temperature change so much you feel as though your'e on a mountain out west. I have been to the summit before in August and the temperature was only 44 degrees. The trails can be treacherous if you aren't a somewhat experienced hiker. The weather can change quickly near... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Just off the BR Parkway, a stop at Mount Mitchell State Park is worth the time. We got a surprise on our visit. There was a light snow! While the clouds prevented the views, it was still a neat visit.

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