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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway winds its way past scenic overlooks, state parks, national forests, picnic areas, campgrounds and some of North Carolina’s most spectacular hiking trails. Fishing, canoeing, whitewater rafting and camping are perfect ways to enjoy natural mountain wonders. So is an early summer visit to Roan Mountain, the world’s largest natural gardens of crimson-purple rhododendron.
The Blue Ridge Parkway, nicknamed “America’s Favorite Drive,” is a 469-mile scenic route connecting the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks. North Carolina is home to 252 miles of Parkway, which meander through two national forests and offer campgrounds, picnic areas, lodges, restaurants and countless scenic overlooks.

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club

The Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, host of the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open championships, is one of North Carolina’s top attractions, offering eight world-class golf courses. Visitors can also relax at a spa or enjoy tennis, swimming, fishing, biking, lawn sports, horseback riding and more.

Cherokee Indian Reservation

Homeland of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Indian reservation welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Popular attractions include Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Museum of the Cherokee, Oconaluftee Indian Village, the outdoor drama Unto These Hills, Qualla Co-op, arts and crafts, shopping and more.

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