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Mountain, Lake Lure and Asheville North Carolina
access, small creeks, great building site and close to Asheville.
mountain creeks and several nice easy to build sites, flat areas,
great spot for a large garden, a spring on the property, electric and
telephone lines on property, Easy access on a gravel road that is not
steep. Mild restrictions. 11 miles to Black Mountain and 11 miles to
Lake lure. Close to all the great activities in Asheville. 8.7 acres
sold as 5 acres and 3.7 acres. Elevation about 2500 feet.
for showing or more information.
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Lake Lure -
Lake Lure is a
well-known destination for thousands of visitors each year from around
this country, Canada, and abroad. The Town of Lake Lure is a
beautiful place to visit and a wonderful place to live; it is the home
of over 1,050 permanent residents. Located in western North
Carolina, the town sits in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge, east of
Asheville. The Rocky Broad River winds its way through a series of
rapids down through Hickory Nut Gorge, and the crystal clear water
flows through the valley that feeds Lake Lure. The Town of Lake Lure
encompasses 13.25 square miles including the lake with a large central
body of deep water, three long bays, an island of seven acres and many
small bays and inlets with a background of forest clad hills and
mountains. The climate is unusually temperate as Lake Lure lies in the
“thermal belt” of the western North Carolina mountains and foothills.
The lake is the
number one attraction and the reason so many families visit Lake Lure
year after year. National Geographic has called Lake Lure one of the
most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. Visitors come to enjoy the
720 acres of lake, sparkling clean beach area, and the incredible Blue
Ridge mountain range including Chimney Rock.
that the idea of a resort community in western North Carolina was the
vision of Dr. Lucius B. Morse. Soliciting the financial backing of
his brothers, Dr. Morse purchased 400 acres around Chimney Rock in
1902 to create Chimney Rock Park. Additional acreage was acquired
over the next several years to bring the total to 8,000 acres. Dr.
Morse conceived the idea of building a dam on the Rocky Broad River to
create a lake and a year-round resort. The dam was completed in
September 1926, forming the lake which was named Lake Lure by Dr.
Morse’s wife, Elizabeth Parkenson. The Town of Lake Lure was
incorporated in 1927.
The Town of Lake
Lure is a great location for sports including swimming, golfing,
hiking or serious rock climbing. You can enjoy a wide variety of water
activities, ranging from canoeing and fishing to pleasure boating and
water skiing. Both motor and non-motorized boats enjoy the lake;
however, a lake permit is required to place a private boat on the
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Be inspired by views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge, laugh at bear
cubs and otters in natural habitats, and escape into a globally
recognized nature preserve with 12 miles of the South's best alpine
hiking trails. Open all year. US 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway at
Join Southern Waterways and experience the Biltmore Estate and the
French Broad River in a whole new way on a relaxing sunset raft,
canoe, or kayak ride though George Vanderbilt's prized land holdings.
Wednesday and Saturday nights only.
Learn the history and meet the people of the Cherokee Indian
Reservation. Visit the Oconoluftee Indian Village and see "Unto These
Hills" for a great educational opportunity.
Located in WNC near Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns are worth
the visit. Deep beneath Humpback Mountain, nature has sculpted a
veritable masterpiece in stone. Toiling many centuries, slowly moving
ground water has been the primary artist for this creation of
underground labyrinths. The water dissolved out an incredible series
of rooms and passages. The cavern was discovered in the 1800's by men
intrigued by the mystery of fish swimming out of the mountain. Since
then, extensive research has been done to acknowledge the history,
folklore, geology and biology of Linville Caverns. The mystery is
still alive. 828 756-4171
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Travel back to 1750 when you enter this recreated Cherolkee community
featuring Native American guides in traditional costumes. Craft
demonstration including canoe construction and arrow making take place
in the midst of a seven sided coucil house, sweat lodge and cherokee
homes. , Ghwy 441 N. Cherokee.
One of the finest local playhouses in the United States. Highly
acclaimed throughout the theater world. Check their web site for
Take yourself down to the ballgame this summer at McCormic Field, 30
Buchanan St., as you watch Asheville's minor-league heroes, The
Tourists, confront a host of regional contenders.
Asheville Historic Trolley Tours
Sightsee Asheville in style aboard our vintage touring trolleys.Visit
Asheville's major attractions on this live, narrated tour including
the Grove Park Inn,Montford Historic District, Grove Arcade, Biltmore
Village and much,much more.The ticket price includes admission to the
Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Grove Arcade Building.
Hickory Furniture Mart
When you’re in Asheville, you’re just over an hour away from the
nation’s leading home furnishings resource and a shopping experience
you’ll never forget. See a thousand lines in nearly a hundred
beautiful factory stores, outlets and galleries. Ideas galore. Famous
North Carolina prices. On-site hotel, restaurant, shipping service.
George Vanderbilt created Biltmore Estate in North Carolina’s Blue
Ridge Mountains more than a century ago as a retreat for family and
friends; a place to rediscover gracious hospitality and revel in
nature’s beauty. His vision holds true today. Explore Biltmore House,
a magnificent 250-room château filled with priceless art and antiques.
Stroll through century-old gardens designed by America’s first
landscape architect. Savor award-winning wines and taste our chefs’
creations using estate-raised foods. Enjoy our 8,000 acres of forests,
farmlands, and rivers on bikes, horseback, and rafts.
Great Smoky Mountains
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy year-round scenic train
journeys across fertile valleys, through tunnels and across river
gorges in the Great Smoky Mountains. Tuckasegee River Excursion (3½
hour round trip), Nantahala Gorge Excursion (4½ hour round trip) and
the Gourmet Dinner Train (2½ hours) are just a few of the wonderful
excursion trips available to passengers.
Lake Lure Marina
Hop on board one of our many rental boats and discover for yourself
why National Geographic named Lake Lure "one of the ten most beautiful
man-made lakes in the world." Canoe, kayak, paddleboat, electric boat,
pontoon and speed boat rentals. Wakeboarding and waterskiing. U.S.
Hwy. 64/74A, 25 miles southeast of Asheville.
Find the best of the mountains in one place. This privately-owned
scenic attraction near Asheville offers spectacular 75-mile views, a
404-foot waterfall, hiking trails and more.
Arts and Heritage Gallery
The gallery features an state-of-the-art, interactive exhibition that
uses a solid terrain model animated with regional voices, video, music
and lasers to bring the culture and history of Western North Carolina
to life. The Grove Arcade Arts & Heritage Gallery is a project of the
Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation. Opened in January 2006, the
gallery features the crafts, music and stories of the Blue Ridge.
Visit the gallery and experience the places, objects and activities
that authentically represent the people of Western North Carolina. The
Gallery’s mission is to strive to help drive the local economy of the
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area by establishing strategic
partnerships and promoting the region’s arts, crafts, music and
Ridge Corn Maze
Bring the whole family and find your way out of a maze that traverses
six acres of corn field. Open July through October.
Experience Appalachian life in the late 18th century at this living
history museum composed of a log cabin, a weaving room, a barn and a
smoke house. This outdoor drama, Horn in the West, set during the same
era, is performed on site. Located at 591 Horn in the West Dr., Boone.
The eastern United States highest mountain. Experience a wonderful
drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville to the Mount
Mitchell State Park. A great place to have a picnic and walk on the
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Carolina's National Forests
Take a look at some of the nation's top national forests located in
the great state of North Carolina.
On Reems Chreek Road off US 25 near Weaverville is the restored late
18th century homestead of North Carolina Senator and Civil War
Governor Zebulon B. Vance. Open year-round. Admission is free.
This new two-lane skyway spans 40 miles to link Tennessee's Tellico
Plains to Robbinsville, NC. Many scenic overlooks allow for beautiful
view, excellent photography, and picnic lunches. Allow 1-1/2 to 2 hrs
travel time. 828-479-6431
University's Mountain Heritage Center
On WCU campus in Cullowhee. The center celebrates heritage of the
Southern Appalchian region through exhibits, publications, educational
programs and demonstrations. Free.
Education, Arts and Science Center
Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and
Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home
for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth
Science Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
"A must see" when visiting Asheville, NC.
Asheville's Urban Trail
The Asheville Urban Trail creates a living, historic walking tour of
Asheville: a museum without walls, that illustrates and highlights the
city's heritage. "The remarkable abundance and survival of much of the
city's turn-of-the-century architecture has set the decorative tone
for the rebirth of the downtown area. And the visual beauty and
intricate detail of the architecture style found here is not only a
feast for the eyes, but also stands as a visual reminder of the
remarkable, creative history of the city and of the dynamic and
talented individuals who first chose Asheville as home." Along the
Urban Trail the history of the city and of its people is represented
in story and art.
Blue Ridge Parkway
One of America's finest driving routes, following the the Blue Ridge
Mountains from Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Folk Art Center, located just east of the heart of Asheville on
the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 382, is a center for one-of-a-kind,
handmade crafts that are a part of the very fiber of the mountains.
This is a historical site and interpretive center in Pisgah National
Forest near Brevard. The Cradle of Forestry is a beautiful place to
visit any day of the week.
This world famous trial runs through North Carolina on its way from
the State of Maine from the Stae of Georgia.
Located between Tryon and Saluda is Pearson's Falls. The Tryon Garden
Club has own this 250-acre site for nearly 70 years. Hours are 10am
-6pm Wednesday-Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults.
Creek Experimental Forest
One of America's oldest research forests that is maintained by the
USDA Forest Service.
Nantahala National Forest
This national forest contains the Memorial Joyce Kilmer Forest that
contains one of America's oldest stand of Poplar Trees.
Pisgah National Forest
Nearly 500,000 acres of protected forest, featuring hundreds of miles
hiking, biking, and horse trails, waterfalls, and beautiful
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Asheville’s first all-women football team is a member of the National
Women's Football association-and a mighty force to be reckoned with!
Home games are held at Memorial Stadium, 30 Buchanan St.
for Wildlife Education
A multi-agency wildlife center focusing on the wonders of NC native
wildlife. Attractions include aquarium, guided walks, tour of fish
hatchery, and gift shop. The center also offers a verity of schedules
programs for groups. Special-event programs and educator workshops are
also scheduled during the year. Free admission. FR 475 off us 276 N.
Pisgah Forest Fish Hatchery
Housed at the base of John Rock, the hatchery raises the thousands of
trout used to stock area streams. Feeding the fish is a real treat for
kids, and an educational center with programs and interpretive walking
trail will educate and entrain all ages. FR 475 off US 276 N., Pisgah
Asheville Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, North Carolina is located in one
of the three most diverse temperate ecosystems on earth - the Southern
Appalachian Mountains. Our collections are primarily native species
displayed in both natural settings and in ways designed for ease of
examination and beauty.
This cemetery in Asheville is the burial place of Thomas Wolfe and O
A 427-acre facility with a Visitor Education Center, state-of-the-art
greenhouses, beautiful gardens, and walking trails.
Smoky Mountains National Park
America's most visited National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains
National Park has the Blue Ridge Parkway going through it, so it is to
access with great vistas around every turn.
WNC Nature Center
The Western North Carolina Nature Center is the first place where area
children meet the animals they have read about. Deers, bears, cougars,
wolf, racoons, birds and even farm animals are there for all to learn
about. Exhibits on area poisonous snakes are worth absorbing. An
aviary, self-guided nature trail and petting zoo make this a great
place for the family. Small admission fee.
This is 12,000 sq. feet of "hands-on" experimental exhibits that
include live animals, earth and physical science, toddler areas and
natural history exhibits. Located on the SALT block in the Arts &
Sciences Center of Catawba Valley, 243 Third Ave., NE in Hickory.
Thomas Wolfe House
The boyhood home of the author Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward,
Angel) is furnished with family possessions and open for tours (appr.
30 min.). A number of special events take place each year. Small
House Museum, Asheville's First Mansion
If you are planning a visit to the Asheville area for the color
season, you might want to plan a visit to the Smith-McDowell House
Museum. Built circa 1840 by James McConnell Smith, the Smith McDowell
House is Asheville's oldest surviving house and the oldest brick house
in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Small admission fee.
The museum is located at 400 North Main Street below the Genealogical
and Historical Society.
As the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina, the
Asheville Art Museum, its collection and programs are the only such
resources available to the diverse communities in the region.
For years, the 18,000 square foot YMI building was the social and
economic center of Asheville's Black community. Currently YMI is a
cultural center operating with support from the City of Asheville. Its
impressive Tudor-style structure is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places and features four galleries and a 300-seat performing
Visit over 250 majestic waterfalls throughout Transylvania County.
We're in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains where the air is cool,
the waters are pure, and the welcome is warm!
This historic site consists of a 22 room house, barns, sheds, rolling
pastures, walking trails, two small lakes, ponds, flower and vegetable
gardens, and an orchard. This is where Carl Sandburg felt the peace
and solitude he required to write.
Contemporary Dance Theatre
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre's work includes family
oriented dance theatre productions, collaborative shows, community
involvement, dance networking, educational training, touring shows and
presentations, and an international exchange program.
Appalachian Cultural Museum
The mission of the Appalachian Cultural Museum is to provide a
continuing reinterpretation of life and culture in the Blue Ridge
region, and to serve as a laboratory for new museum ideas.
The Health Adventure celebrates the pursuit of wellness in mind, body,
and spirit. The interactive activities throughout the Health Adventure
keep children learning.
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
This is the home of the Western North Carolina State Fair. The
facilities include the McGough Arena, J. Clayton Davis Arena, Outside
Warmup Rings, Sales Arena, Stall Barns, and Youth Building.
Gorges State Park
The newest addition to North Carolina's state parks is right here in
the Blue Ridge Mountains. Gorges State Park has over 80 inches of rain
a year making it a temperate rain forest. The plunging waterfalls,
rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls, and concentration of rare and
unique species makes this a wonderful park to visit.
Appalachian Repertory Theatre
SART’s purpose has been to produce quality theatre by a professional
non-profit company and to present plays concerning Appalachia that
portray the rich culture and heritage of its people and to promote the
development of original plays.
Test your sense of adventure at this popular natural water slide
fueled by 11,000 gallons of water a minute! Wear old jeans or shorts
for the 150-foot long ride down slick rock into a six-foot-deep pool
of chilled mountain water. And for safety's sake, there's a life guard
or two watching the fun and aiming to keep it that way.
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