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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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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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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North Carolina
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On a recent trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway my husband and I stopped at Mount Mitchell State Park to hike the Old Mitchell trail to the summit. The Old Mitchell trail begins at the park office and makes its way through the forest, past the park restaurant, then through an open area with lots of blackberry bushes (unfortunately the... More

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Its a wonderful drive , truly breath taking scenery for miles and miles. So this destination suits everyone regardless of your fitness. But for the reasonably fit then the hike from Mount Mitchell to Mount Craig and Big Tom is brilliant, the views are fantastic and the hike is fun. For the fitter , than hike further to Deer Gap.... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Mt. Mitchell is a beautiful mountain with an increliable view from the observation deck and from several places along the trail. There is a refreshment stand and bathrooms at the parking lot and a paved path to walk from there to the summit. There are several trails but I hiked down the one that leads to the Black Mountain Campground.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We had tried to visit here on two other occasions but the weather did not permit. When we finally made it the weather was fantastic. Low humidity brought clear skies. I am a photographer and I was extremely pleased with the pictures. Will have great memories to share.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Incredible views of the Smokey Mountains. As a photographer, I was in heaven. It was about 20° cooler there than at the base of the mountain so make sure you bring a jacket.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I'm glad we took the little bit of time to go up it!! I wish I could figure out how far we could see! The temperature was I guess about 20 degrees colder with the wind chill, I'm glad I had a jacket!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Perfect day! Amazing views and a great place for a picnic. A good place to cool off during summer as well.

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