Facts About North Carolina Mountains

Facts About North Carolina Mountains
The North Carolina mountains are in western North Carolina. This area includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. Much of the North Carolina mountains is national forest.

Nicknames

The North Carolina Mountains are also known as "Land of the Sky," especially the Asheville area. The northwest part of this area is also called "The High Country."

Attractions

Attractions in the North Carolina Mountains include Grandfather Mountain and Linville Caverns. Emerald Village is a group of mining and historical sites that are also popular.

Rafting

Cherokee Adventures in Erwin offers whitewater rafting through Nolichucky Gorge. This gorge has an altitude of 3,000 feet with Class III and Class IV rapids.

Additional Outdoor Activities

The North Carolina mountains offer skiing during the winter. Common activities during the summer include fishing, rock climbing and hiking.

Camping

The areas around Blowing Rock and Boone offer many campgrounds ranging from primitive campsites to parks with full RV hookups. For example, the Boone KOA Campground in Boone also has a store, laundry and hot showers.

Accommodations

The Banner Elk Winery & Inn in Banner Elk is a bed and breakfast that has extensive blueberry fields on the property. Mountainside Lodge Bed & Breakfast is also located in Banner Elk and overlooks the Watauga River.

Article Written By Allan Robinson

Allan Robinson holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics. He has written numerous health articles for sites such as eHow and LIVESTRONG. Robinson also has 15 years experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditations in software engineering.

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