5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Pisgah Forest
— 2 nights
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Newland
— 2 nights
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Pisgah Forest — 2 nights

Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond and Local Color. Get outdoors at Whitewater Falls and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Pisgah Forest's surroundings by going to Pearson's Falls and Glen (in Saluda) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cradle of Forestry and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

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Lexington to Pisgah Forest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. In March, daily temperatures in Pisgah Forest can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Newland.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Newland — 2 nights

Newland is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Catawba River Greenway, then explore the stunning scenery at Linville Gorge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandfather Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Newland holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Pisgah Forest to Newland in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pisgah Forest in April; daily highs in Newland reach 62°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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History Museums · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.