A Guide To North Carolina Mountain Vacations

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The western part of North Carolina has the most magnificent mountains in the United States. A couple of mountain ranges – The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains – converge in western part of North Carolina, giving it an allure incomparable to the other parts of the country. The two mountain ranges offer the ideal scenery for a fun-filled adventurous vacation in North Carolina.

There are a number of attractions in the North Carolina mountain ranges. Tourists can consider camping in the extensive rough country around the mountains; enjoy a stay at the momentous cabin that resembles the residences of the early settlers of the early times. They ca as well choose to stay in a trendy, modern resort. The Nantahala National Forest, the Appalachian Trail and the western North Carolina nature center are just examples of the interesting places you can consider visiting in this area.

Nantahala National forest has quite a number of basins and peaks of the western part of the North Carolina mountain ranges. Among the attractions of the national forest is the Tusquitee River, which makes the forest even more attractive to those tourists that love river rafting. The river also has calmer waters that are appropriate for family vacations.

From northern Georgia to central Maine runs the Appalachian Trail – a 2000-mile footpath. This magnificent trail stretches through quite a number of adventurous sections of the mountain ranges in North Carolina. From Clingmans Dome, the peak point of the Appalachian Trail, one can experience an amazing panoramic view of the neighboring regions. When the visibility is good, tourists can view up to 100 miles of the surrounding areas.

The western North Carolina nature center has quite a number of attractions for tourists. The nature center has many beautiful gardens, a nocturnal hall, a petting zoo, a predicator habitat and other exciting and enlightening features that are exceptionally appealing to the visitors. The center is also a sanctuary for the orphaned or injured wildlife, which cannot live on in the wild.