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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

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Amazing views! Beautiful sky! So recommend this! We took so many awesome pics. Highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Beautiful, peaceful, and easy walk with cleared pathway trails. The house is great for photos and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views! Beautiful sky! So recommend this! We took so many awesome pics. Highly recommend this magical spot! The kids loved the area! We saw countless variations of birds flying around an a few butterflies as well as a dragonfly or two! It was eye...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful, and easy walk with cleared pathway trails. The house is great for photos and the view is spectacular!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fun2bme2day
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family always stops by Moses Cone on our trips to the area. Views are breathtaking, and the house has so much history it is just amazing to read all of the things there posted about the history of the home and family. The walking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bbelk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

26 miles of trails that were originally designed for horse drawn carriages. The most popular trail is the one going up to the fire tower. My favorite is Rich Mountain Trail. It is further from the manor house, so not as many people hike it....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank frailingbanjo
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

The property is amazing for just walking around and enjoying the scenery. The architecture of the main home is a sight to see. Inside the home isn’t worth the bother. You walk in and it’s just like Main Street Blowing Rock; people selling the same...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 147chadc
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

The Flat Top Tower trail, an old carriage road, is an easy hike with tons of pretty scenery on the way up. If you don’t fear heights —it’s about four-stories up— climb the steep stairs to the top of the observation tower where on a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park is a gorgeous estate on the Blue Ridge Parkway that is well worth the visit. The mansion is a step back in time and the grounds are absolutely stunning. There are great views of the surronding mountains, valleys, and vistas....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DebbieBuchanan24
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Reviewing a National Park should pretty much be a no brainer. Great scenary...check. Gorgeous vistas...check. Deep trails...check. What could you say bad? Well...I wish it weren't so crowded in the warmer months. I guess long gone are the days of hiking here in solitude. Still....Gorgeous...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jholly466
Reviewed December 11, 2018

If you are planning a trip in the Fall, you must visit Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. It has a beautiful mansion, carriage roads and many original buildings. It is very crowded late in the evening so recommend early morning. You will see wildlike early...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ralecroy
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We are fortunate that Moses Cone is so close to where we live in the summer. It has great walking and hiking trails, unique gift shop in the manor house, lake for canoeing, and nice campground.

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 9, 2018|
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Response from Jeanette D | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't assume that use of a metal detector would be OK. Probably best to call 1st.
Brooke C
August 1, 2017|
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Response from loisp297 | Reviewed this property |
The quickest is the Deer Park trail. If you take the Maze toward the Apple Barn and then turn left onto Watkin Road you can also get there, but it is much further.
Eileen S
December 13, 2016|
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Response from ncnativeazalea | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact them directly. I know that in our area of North Carolina there are times in the winter when the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed even though local roads may be open and safe. Sorry but I just don't know... More