Asheville & NC Mountains Vacation Ideas
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Asheville! So Many Places to Go & Things to Do
Where to begin? Here are a few ideas for summer and fall mountain trips:
- Biltmore Estate: Plan a visit with extensive guides to the house, gardens, winery and more.
- Mt Mitchell: Go to the top of the highest mountain in eastern America.
- Zip Line Canopy Tours: Zoom through and over the trees with a variety of courses.
- Bryson City: See why this is our favorite small town in the NC mountains!
- Sliding Rock: Slide down this popular natural mountain waterslide.
- Beech Mountain: Bike, golf and hike in the highest town in the eastern USA with the coolest temps in the state.
- South Slope Brewing District: Take a brewery tour in this hot area just south of downtown.
- Top 15 Scenic Drives: See spectacular mountain views, waterfalls and countryside from your windshield.
- Restaurants: Find the perfect restaurant for you, many serving plenty of local food.
- Burke County & Morganton: Located east of Asheville, find Linville Falls, Lake James and wineries.
- Jackson County: Explore the towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, Sylva, Balsam, Cullowhee and Sapphire.
- Madison County: Hike the Appalachian Trail, raft the French Broad River and soak in the Hot Springs.
- Lake Glenville: Rent a boat, paddle board and more in this high elevation pristine lake.
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