Category Archives: Asheville

The American Museum of the House Cat, North Carolina

Do you believe in fate? I’m not very superstitious, but visiting the The American Museum of the House Cat [4704 Hwy 441 South Sylva, North Carolina, NC 28779] happened to be one of those kismet moments for me. I am … Continue reading

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Oconaluftee Island Park, North Carolina

It was a gorgeous sunny day, warm, and balmy – what could be better? I was on my way to hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but seeing people joyfully splashing in the Oconaluftee River I became a bit … Continue reading

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Mingo Falls, North Carolina

Families come and count the stairs it takes to get to majestic Mingo Falls [6523 Big Cove Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719]. It is a short and well maintained, very popular, just .8 RT out and back following the creek. It … Continue reading

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Soco Falls, North Carolina

This roadside waterfall feels like a hidden gem, while the path is short it a total adventure to get there. Soco Falls [US-19, Maggie Valley, NC 28751] comes up quick after the small sign, the road has a high speed … Continue reading

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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Nestled between Asheville and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a retreat owned by the Methodist Church on Lake Junaluska, but everyone is invited to enjoy the lovely property. One day I visited to kayak, the lake is surrounded by … Continue reading

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Hiking the Lookout Trail in Montreat near Asheville, NC

The national parks like Pisgah and Great Smoky Mountains get a lot of attention around Asheville, but there are some truly incredible state and private parks that are just as worthy of a visit. The Lookout Trail [Lookout Rd, Montreat, … Continue reading

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Hiking at Gorges State Park near Asheville, NC

The national parks like Pisgah and Great Smoky Mountains get a lot of attention around Asheville, but there are some truly incredible state and private parks that are just as worthy of a visit. Just over an hour outside of … Continue reading

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