If you’re new to the Carolinas, you may not know yet that you have easy access to nature’s bounty. What better time to enjoy it than fall, when the woods light up in stunning amber and crimson hues? Both North and South Carolina are gateways to majestic mountains that can be reached in no time and enjoyed in a single day. Be warned, however. You’ll want to stay much longer.
Chimney Rock, NC. Chimney Rock State Park will invigorate you however you choose to enjoy it. Hike to the top and enjoy stunning 75-mile views. Refresh yourself alongside Hickory Nut Falls. Enjoy lunch and shopping in Chimney Rock Village, situated along the Rocky Broad River. And don’t miss nearby Lake Lure, nestled alongside granite cliffs. Take a guided boat tour and learn about the area’s fascinating history.
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Sky Top Orchard, NC. Perched atop Mt. McAlpine, Sky Top Orchard offers acres of every type of apple. Take a hay ride, visit with animals, purchase cider, and let your cares drift away. Don’t miss the fresh apple cider doughnuts or lunch in nearby Flat Rock, North Carolina.
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Landsford Canal State Park, SC. Not to be outdone, South Carolina has its own stunning backyard. Though it’s not the mountains per se, Landsford Canal State Park is beautifully situated along the Catawba River and is home to the world’s largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies. Hike, canoe, picnic and commune with nature at this gorgeous state park.
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