Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Blowing Rock

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Equestrian Trail · Historic Site
The former estate of a wealthy entrepreneur and philanthropist, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park combines lavish living with natural beauty. At the heart of the 1,416 hectare (3,500 acre) estate sits Flat Top Manor, a massive Colonial Revival-style mansion built in 1901. The manor now houses the Parkway Craft Center, which displays handmade crafts by local artists. Due to Moses Cone's interest in conservation, the estate contains large forests of white pine and hemlock hedges, as well as man-made lakes filled with bass and trout. You can explore the grounds on carriage trails which guide you through the estate; they also wind past the family cemetery and near the carriage and apple barn. Put Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and other Blowing Rock attractions into our Blowing Rock trip builder website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great trails. Friendly staff. Beautiful location. Close to Boone and Blowing Rock. Would definitely go back.  more »
  • Beautiful scenic overlook and trails off the Blue Ridge Highway. They have multiple trails that are easy to moderate walks due to elevation. We saw people on horseback riding along from a barn...  more »
  • The park is vast! The horseback trails make for a low steep grade! The Flat Top Tower trail is a 2.5 mile trail one way to the tower. The view from the metal tower is beautiful! The hay fields give a nice aesthetic. Staff are helpful. Lots of horse poop just due to the sheer number of horseback riders on the trail
  • Visiting this old house was like walking back in time. It was free to view with two shops inside the building. There were two short videos that really summarized their business and family lives very well. It opened my eyes to how much one family can impact a community. The view from the front of the house was spectacular and people went by on the horse trails. They are getting ready to give the place a badly needed paint job. I would love to step back in time to enjoy seeing it in its prime. I highly recommend it!

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