Everything You Need to Know about Mt. Mitchell: A Beginner’s Guide

Standing majestically above all other surrounding peaks, Mount Mitchell is an incredible location to visit for scenic views, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Continue reading for: Mount Mitchell at a Glance Mount Mitchell History & Geography Mount Mitchell Climate, Vegetation, & Wildlife Mount Mitchell Activities & Events Camping near Mount Mitchell Trails & Hikes near Mount […]

WNC’s State and National Parks Provide Conservation and Supporting Jobs to Thousands

Western North Carolina’s natural beauty has drawn visitors and residents to our area for centuries, so it’s no surprise that some of the very first state and national parks were established right here. Today, our parks are visited by millions of people each year and comprise unique ecological resources and employment opportunities for thousands of […]

Celebrating 100 Years of State and National Parks in WNC

Western North Carolina’s natural beauty has drawn visitors and residents to our area for centuries, so it’s no surprise that some of the very first state and national parks were established right here. Today, our region is virtually surrounded by protected parklands, which are visited by millions of people each year and provide a stunning […]