Journals

Peaceful Surroundings of Elk Knob State Park

 One of the newest North Carolina state parks, Elk Knob State Park spreads over 1,800 acres in Watauga County, and was established to preserve the natural state of the second highest peak in the county, Elk Knob.  The Park is expanding and provides several recreational opportunities for visitors including ecology, hiking and picnicking.  For more information, please call (828) 297-7261 or visit http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/elkn/main.php.

Catawba Rhododendrons Festival - Roan Mountain

 Nestled along the Tennessee-North Carolina border and deep in the heart of Carter County, the Roan Mountain State Park preserves 2,006 acres of woodlands and grassy balds.  The park is home to a variety of outdoor activities including backpacking, hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing and much more!  The park offers adventures for guests of all ages and features the Catawba Rhododendron Festival in June for guests to experience the beauty of the park.  To find out more information about Roan Mountain S

Nantahala Outdoor Center

 With almost 40 years experience leading outdoor adventures in multiple states, the Nantahala Outdoor Center offers guests opportunities to white water raft, kayak, and canoe.  Located in beautiful scenic Asheville, North Carolina, Nantahala Outdoor Center is “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” according to National Geographic.  The center also offers mountain hiking, mountain biking, and zip lining adventures.  For more information please call 1-888-905-7238 or visit the website at http://www.noc.com/.

Elizabethton Covered Bridge

Deep in the heart of Carter County, Tennessee in the small town of Elizabethton, the Elizabethton Covered Bridge is a model of historic engineering and simpler times.  The bridge is a now a tourist attraction and the town of Elizabethton celebrates for one week every June with the Elizabethton Covered Bridge Days.  For more information about visiting the Covered Bridge, please visit http://www.tourelizabethton.com/scenic-historic/covered-bridge.html.
 
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