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3258
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Forests and parks across the state rank nationally in the top ten in hiking activity. Among the most popular are Grandfather Mountain, Uwharrie National Forest, Lake Brandt, and Portsmouth Island.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 45 Issue 2, Spring 1997, p2-6, il
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For mountain hikers, the northwestern part of North Carolina is hard to beat. Part of the attraction is that the mountain trails are closer to population centers, less crowded, and cooler in the summer than the better known ones in the Smokies. Johnson describes several of these mountains, including Mt. Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, and Roan Mountain.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 5, July 1980, p53, 55, il
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Many people think theme park when they hear the words Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, but there actually was a Tweetsie Railroad. Johnson discusses the line that linked Eastern Tennessee with Western North Carolina in the 19th- and 20th-centuries and what lead to its demise.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 5, July 1980, p60-62, il
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23070
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Western North Carolina has been a destination for summer travelers for over one hundred years. This article includes a detailed list of twenty-four great adventures in the region, including hiking, watersports, mountain biking, culture, food, breweries, and more.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 9 Issue 3, May-June 2015, p56-69, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Roan Mountain attracted visitors and naturalists during the summer months due to the cool mountain climate. In 1877, John Thomas Wilder opened the Cloudland Hotel. During its short existence, the hotel established an interesting history.
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North Carolina's highest peaks receive vast amounts of snow as early as October and as late as April. Cross-country skiers, snowboarders, and hikers flock to sites like Roan Mountain to experience southern snow and partake in winter sports.
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Mountain bike trails surrounding W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in Wilkes County were designed by bikers for bikers. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy more than 20 miles of trails just outside of Wilkesboro.
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23797
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Eustace Conway is a modern mountain man who grows, finds, or hunts his own food. He owns 1,000 acres at Turtle Island Preserve in Boone, North Carolina and is dedicated to creating a completely natural environment for visitors.
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23822
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Mount Mitchell can be unforgiving and dangerous in the winter, but rangers work tirelessly to keep skiers and other tourists safe. The author describes a typical day for rangers during the winter months.
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In the mid-1960s, a man named Julian Morton created a mountain resort that looked like something straight out of Scotland. Originally named Invershiel but now called Tynecastle, the resort now hosts tourists passing through Linville.
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23865
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Rocky Knob Park was recently completed and is the perfect place in Boone for mountain biking enthusiasts. The trail in the park has varying levels of difficulty and pushes the limits of a sustainable trail in a natural landscape.
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29283
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In the last four years, North Carolina has had a dramatic increase in its skiing industry. With that growth, have come problems of crowding and collisions on the slopes. Now a more solitary version of skiing, called Cross-country or Nordic skiing, is becoming popular in the state.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 9 Issue 2, Feb 1981, p44-47, por
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Holloway Meadow Loop is one of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s few loop hikes. This loop trail is located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina and is a little over two miles long. Along the trail, there are rhododendrons, white pines, grassy meadows, and two bridges.
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At NC peaks such as Roan Mountain, cross country skiing made a comeback. Roan, also famous for its rhododendron blooms, experiences enough snow for it to be a natural site for the resurgence of interest in this sport, one not seen since the 1970s.
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For many towns in the Highlands, the past was within reach. Inns making times distant tangible included Green Park, modeled after the classic mountain hostel; Snowbird Mountain, with a proximity to Joyce Kilmer Forest; and High Hampton, whose land was once part of Civil War general Wade Hampton’s estate. Other lodgings offering an experience not to be found in history books, they included Eseeola Lodge, on the National Register of Historic Places; the Weld House, with boarding house origins; and Appalachian Inn, offering home-grown meals and a bell summoning guests to dinner.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 4, May 1980, p58-60