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Ranked #1 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Gardens; National Parks; Educational Sites

    Young or old,  male or female,  gardeners or non, hikers, bikers, and all, love the North Carolina Arboretum year round.  The views are spectacular and the outdoor Bonsai... more »

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Ranked #2 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #3 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Trails
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Ranked #4 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
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Ranked #5 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to... more » Owner description: Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to visit. First, the Garden is located about 10 minutes from downtown Asheville which made it an easy site to visit. Second, the trail is well tended, beautiful and relaxing. If you ran it the trail is maybe 15 minutes long. If you stroll then it’s as long as you’d like. Lastly, and most important, you get to see some truly spectacular native plants in their natural habitat including a very rare Pink Lady’s-slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule). As a matter of fact I saw FOUR with two still in bloom as well as several yellow and white lady’s slipper orchids that had finished blooming. To see them in their native habitat is rare enough. That some knucklehead had not come by and picked them is even more amazing. Some added treats include a large stone near the main stream that clearly shows the markings of its molten past and appears to be shaped like a dragon. « less
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Ranked #6 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
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Ranked #7 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
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Ranked #8 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #9 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
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Ranked #10 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Gardens; Forests
Located within the Pisgah National Forest, this 6,300-acre area is home to the North Carolina Arboretum.
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Ranked #11 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #12 of 17 Outdoors in Asheville
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Located in Chimney Rock State Park, the Needle's Eye consists of 176 steep wooden stairs that lead hikers through a skinny... more » Owner description: Located in Chimney Rock State Park, the Needle's Eye consists of 176 steep wooden stairs that lead hikers through a skinny passageway between two huge boulders. « less
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Category: Gardens
Owner description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this area is comprised of three formal gardens (the Stream, Quilt and Spring... more » Owner description: Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this area is comprised of three formal gardens (the Stream, Quilt and Spring gardens) as well as the Promise Garden. « less
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Category: Gardens
This area is part of the formal Core gardens at the North Carolina Arboretum.
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Category: Gardens
This area is part of the formal Core gardens at the North Carolina Arboretum.
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Category: Gardens
One of four gardens at the North Carolina Arboretum.
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Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: Located in the Pisgah National Forest, this difficult mountain bike trail climbs approximately 1,200 feet with a length of... more » Owner description: Located in the Pisgah National Forest, this difficult mountain bike trail climbs approximately 1,200 feet with a length of 8.4 miles. « less
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