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Bakers Mountain Park, Catawba County NC
Hikes, North Carolina, Travel

Reach to the Highest Elevation in Catawba County by Following This Trail

Located on 6680 Bakers Mountain Road in Hickory, North Carolina, Bakers Mountain Park offers something for everyone. Over six miles of walking, hiking and running trails have been cleared along the 189 acres of mature chestnut oak forest, wetlands and streams running through. The trails offer a level of difficulty for every liking depending on which one you choose to […]

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road Danbury, NC 27016
Blue Ridge, Hikes, North Carolina, Travel, Waterfalls

“The Mountains Away from the Mountains” are a Must if Visiting North Carolina

A beautiful well kept secret awaits you just outside Danbury, North Carolina. Remnants of a once-mighty range of peaks, the Sauratown Mountains range, rises from 1,700 feet to more than 2,500 feet in elevation and stands even taller while surrounded by the valley and countryside. Here among these ancient mountains which have been bitten down by wind, water and other […]

Boone Fork Trail, Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
Travel

Waterfalls Galore at This Little Known Trail in The Blue Ridge Mountains

Among the oldest in the world, the Blue Ridge Mountains Range is second to only South Africa’s Barberton greenstone belt.  The range was created by the uplifting of the Earth’s tectonic plates 1.1 billion to 250 million years ago. It extends from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, through parts of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, to Mount Oglethorpe, Georgia. The 615 […]

Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery
Elkin, Hikes, Lake Norman, Travel, Yadkin Valley

Take an Enchanted Walk to Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

Nestled deep into the Yadkin Valley wine country lies a hidden gem that has quickly become our favorite winery in the Elkin, North Carolina area.  Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery, located at the aptly named Tasting Room Drive, is a family friendly vineyard that offers amazing beauty, delicious wines and an experience that is well worth the trip. Located just […]

Cascade Falls, "The Cascades", Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, North Carolina, E. B. Jeffress Park
Travel

Take this Easy Rhododendron Filled Trail to a Waterfall on the Blue Ridge Parkway

You might know the Blue Ridge Parkway as a National Parkway and an “All-American Road”, noted for its scenic beauty and stunning vistas behind every turn. Did you know however that there are more than twenty waterfalls that you can hike to while on the Parkway? And these are just the ones that are highly popularized and heavily visited. From […]