Rainbow over Banner Elk
Banner Elk is located in Avery County, NC. It is called the “Ski Capitol of the South”.
Blue Ridge Parkway in NC.
Not really much I can say here..think this photo speaks for itself just how beautiful the BRP can be.
Located in Avery County, this beautiful waterfall is a fifty foot drop. Please note: there have been several accidents with people jumping from the top of the falls. It is very easy to misjudge. The swimming area below is a popular spot, and you can read more from NC Waterfalls. Elk Falls is often referred to as “Big Falls”.
This particular photo of Linville Gorge probably generated more discussion on our page than any others in quite a while. It is easy to see why….
Table Rock is called “Attocoa” by the Cherokee Indians, and was considered an alter for their ceremonies. Table Rock is located in Burke County, NC, and Linville Gorge can be viewed from the summit. This area is very popular with rock-climbing enthusiasts.
3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546
Raven Rock is located near Lillington, NC. Two notes to add at this point: the government site recommends you do NOT use GPS to navigate to Raven Rock. This should not be a problem, as the turn for Raven Rock is well-marked. Please see link for details.
Also, the Family Wilderness Campground is CLOSED until further notice.
Also known as Calico Bush, Spoonwood, or even Ivybush, our mountain laurel is actually the state flower for both Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Predominate in the mountains of NC, it can also be found in the piedmont region. The Cherokees often used a tea of the leaves as a painkiller, but please note, this plant is considered toxic for ingestion by many.