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29
Jul

Chimney Rock Park, North Carolina

:: Destinations – North America – North Carolina

Chimney Rock State Park, NC is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and is close to Asheville, NC.

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As the air began turning crisp by Fall of 2001, I had chalked out an itinerary that would allow me to explore the natural regions of the beautiful Piedmont and with it, the beauty of autumn. The drive through roads lined by lovely fall foliage was inspiring, and that was only exaggerated by the scenic trail, views and climb atop the magnificent Chimney Rock. A must-visit spot!

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24
Mar

Blue Ridge Parkway – Waterfalls

:: Destinations – North America – North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Parkway, and fall colors can make a spectacular combination. However, this trip in the fall of 2000, began with a very different aim – to go waterfall spotting, in the scenic forests of the mountains of North Carolina.

As the weather began turning colder in early fall, and the maples began turning a faint hue of golden brown, it felt like the right time to plan a visit to the mountains of North Carolina. Scouring the maps (mind you, these were the days, when the Internet wasn’t so ubiquitous!), I identified an area that sat in the middle of the mountains and forests, and the maps and guide books only made some passing references to the waterfalls along one of the routes. And so it was – a trip to discover some beautiful waterfalls, tucked away in the beautiful forests of North Carolina.

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