Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
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The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
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Smiles4miles
Tallahassee, FL1,108 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This park is really beautiful and offers so many beautiful vistas that you’ll lose count. The manor is currently being restored so access is limited but it’s still striking and hard to imagine how lovely it will be when completed. There is a Southern Highlands Craft Guild location inside with especially creative pottery and jewelry. The view from the front of the manor is magnificent and if you have time you should take advantage of the numerous carriage trails for hiking opportunities. This park is easily accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway a very short distance from Blowing Rock with no entrance fee. Definitely worth your time!
Written November 11, 2021
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sskroll
Orlando, FL874 contributions
Aug 2022
The day we visited was to go to the house and the craft center. They have such an array of local crafts and local artisans willing to talk about the items they are working on at the moment. Very popular stop along the Blue Ridge because of the hiking possibilities so parking is at a premium. The sales clerks were very friendly and helpful.
Written August 26, 2022
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Karen C
Bluffton, SC561 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Beautiful scenic overlook and trails off the Blue Ridge Highway. They have multiple trails that are easy to moderate walks due to elevation. We saw people on horseback riding along from a barn further down. The manor was under construction and they were not showing the movies or giving the tours. Inside the main floor of the manor they had crafts for sale - pottery, glass, jewelry and others. Very nice selection. They did have rangers available to ask questions and make trail recommendations. Nice stopping spot if you are riding along the parkway.
Written August 31, 2021
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klatigue
Apex, NC67 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
A very big old historical home but in desperate need of restoration, which they are going to start soon. Lots of wood damage and chipped paint. Seems like it’s been neglected by the park service for way too long. COVID prohibits upstairs tours and all the the downstairs is shops with very expensive local produced artisanal wares.

The grounds are very extensive and the walk around from the house to the lake and back is about 6 miles. So plan on a long haul downhill then up!
Written November 11, 2020
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GoVols79
Chattanooga, TN2,813 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Our family stopped at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park while driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The house was undergoing extensive renovations so no tours were being offered. We walked around the outside of the house and the gift shop inside. Our kids were able to complete the Junior Ranger booklet and received their badge which was placed inside the folder. There are multiple trails around the grounds but we just made a quick stop before continuing to drive on the parkway.
Written October 5, 2021
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Z8625FFteresad
Elgin, United States32 contributions
Sep 2020
Easy to follow trails lead to walks around Bass Lake or up to beautiful vistas or Cone Manor. Beautiful scenery. Cone Manor tours were closed due to COVID, but interesting to see the Appalachian crafts displayed for sale.
Written September 27, 2020
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mfspears
Greenville, NC70 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Although the indoor crafts store is closed
during the week, the grounds are beautiful and offer a wide variety of walking trails.
The home itself is in need of major repairs.
The Bass Lake Trail is beautiful and is an easy walk for people of all ages. The trail can also be accessed from Hwy 221 in Blowing Rock.
Written September 16, 2020
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Ken M
Plano, TX140 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very unfriendly staff. We had been inside for several minutes and observed staff not wearing face masks. We did not have masks because of medical exemption when a staff member insisted we had to wear a mask to be in the store. She was very rude.
Written September 24, 2020
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CCFESD
Jacksonville, FL31 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Cone Memorial Park has become an instant favorite for walking/hiking during our stay in Blowing Rock. Today we hiked 4 miles round trip to Rich Mountain from the parking area near Shull’s Mill Road. The gravel carriage road winds through arched rhododendrons, skirts cow pastures, and finishes with several swooping spirals lifting to the summit. The views are somewhat limited because of tree growth, but glimpses of mountain ranges are enticing. The elevation is gentle and the trail is easy, provided you can walk four miles.
Written July 9, 2022
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Lois P
Candler, NC2,081 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Some of the best horse trails in Western North Carolina! These trails were originally built as recreational carriage trails by the Cone family back in the early 1900’s and have been beautifully preserved by the park service over the years. There are 25 miles of trails, leading past two lakes, an historic apple barn & two mountain tops. One has a lookout tower with 360 degree views of the Boone area, including Grandfather Mountain. A highlight is the manor house, now home to art and craft shows and a small ranger/information station. Restrooms with flush toilets are available in the nearby carriage house. Trails open to hikers & equestrians , but not bikes or motor vehicles. Horse trailer parking available at Trout Lake & near the Bass Lake lot. Non-trailer parking available at Bass Lake & right off the Parkway at the manor house.
Written June 16, 2020
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