Vacation Ideas for the North Carolina Mountains

Vacation Ideas for the North Carolina Mountains
North Carolina boasts its perfect locale, between the beach and the mountains and an easy drive to either. When you're visiting the North Carolina mountains, your opportunities to hike, swim and explore the area's artistic vibes and offerings of nature are endless. Pack your sporting equipment and hiking clothes to make this a memorable vacation experience.

Biltmore on a Segway

Visit the Biltmore grounds on a two-and-a-half-hour guided Segway tour. The personal human transporter is an exciting way to tour North Carolina's real-life castle. The Biltmore includes original French art, a chess set used by Napoleon, a bowling alley and 65 fireplaces. The Segway tour is both paved and off-road. Riders must be at least 13 years old, weigh between 100 and 250 pounds and wear flat-soled, closed-toe shoes. Per rider fee is $75 plus Biltmore house admission, as of 2009.

The Biltmore
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 225-1425
biltmore.com/visit/activities/segway_tours.asp

Hike Asheville

Trail hike choices are endless in the North Carolina mountains. From the novice to the expert, every hiker will be able to find one suitable to length, strenuous levels and foliage preferences. If you are visiting in the fall, the mountains will be awash in beautiful colors.

Laurel River Trail
Intersection of Hwy 25/70 and Hwy 208
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 622-3202
localhikes.com/Hikes/LaurelRiverTrail_0480.asp

Go Geocaching

Got GPS? Combine a love of technology with the outdoors and a strenuous hike with a reward at the end and you've got geocaching. Check online for established geocache hikes and remember to pack your equipment, including comfortable walking shoes and extra batteries if your GPS uses them.

Asheville Geocache Coordinates: 35°34'48"N, 82°33'21"W
36 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
geocaching.com

Article Written By Filonia LeChat

Fionia LeChat is a technical writer whose major skill sets include the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher), Photoshop, Paint, desktop publishing, design and graphics. LeChat has a Master of Science in technical writing, a Master of Arts in public relations and communications and a Bachelor of Arts in writing/English.

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