OUR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ATTRACTIONS

The Beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounds you at Spacious Skies Hidden Creek!

Lake James & Pisgah National Forest

121 W. Jones St.
1615 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1615

With public boat access and canoe and kayak launch points, Lake James offers up one of the prettiest lakes in the Carolinas, offering stunning views of Table Rock. Lake James is famous for being a filming location of “The Last of the Mohicans” and “The Hunt for the Red October”.

Catawba River Greenway and Beanstalk Journey Zip-Lining

701 SANFORD DRIVE
MORGANTON NC 28655

Looking for a great place to bike without the worry of unmarked paths and trails? Catawba Greenway is a great destination for any family looking to do biking along the beautiful Catawba River, offering wide-paved bike paths along the river. Looking for more excitement? Come play in the sky at Beanstalk Journeys. The perfect blend of zip line tours and rope courses allows you to navigate your way across 15 interconnected islands in the sky for an unforgettable experience.

Linville Caverns

19929 US 221 North
Marion, NC 28752

Experience the wonders that nature created on the “inside of a mountain”. Linville Caverns provides guided tours into Humpback Mountain, taking visitors along a smooth walkway beside an underground stream. Stalactites, stalagmites, a vast array of mineral colors, the “Bottomless Pool,” and a glimpse of total darkness are all part of this underground trip.

Linville Falls

Warrior Lane
Marion, NC 28752

Linville Falls is the most photographed waterfall in North Carolina. The falls move in several distinct steps, beginning in a twin set of upper falls, moving down a small gorge, and finally culminating in a high-volume 90-foot drop. Linville Falls has the highest volume of any waterfall on the Northern Edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Linville Gorge

160 Zillicoa St. Suite A
Asheville, NC 28801

This North Carolina attraction is touted as “The Grand Canyon of North Carolina”. Linville Gorge offers an average depth of 1,400 feet, and is a haven for both the beginner and experienced hiker. Linville Gorge is the home of the Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest animal Located off of US-221, just minutes off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Orchard Altapass

1025 Orchard Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

The Orchard offers up family fun by the bushels! While you tap your toes to authentic mountain music, dig in to fabulous ice cream and famous Orchard fudge, made fresh right in the Orchard shop. Children can watch the entire lifecycle of Monarch Butterflies at the Butterfly Conservation Center as well as thousands of busy tree pollinators in the the Orchard beehive.

Other Local Attractions

Asheville, NC

Known for its lively arts scene and historical architecture, Asheville’s renowned River Arts District is made up of 25 buildings that span over a mile and features over 200 artists. This mountain city also boasts delicious restaurants and craft breweries and many venues to enjoy a wide range of outdoor adventures.

Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure

Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, enjoy an invigorating hike along the trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mists of Hickory Nut Falls. This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. The Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, offers the best of the mountains in one place: spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of special events and much more.

Wahoo Adventure Whitewater Rafting

Voted two time outfitter of the year, raft the Watauga in style. Wahoo has consistently offered the highest quality whitewater rafting, canoeing, and tubing available. Located in Boone, NC. Need something a bit slower paced? They offer family rafting trips and lazy river floats as well!
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