Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site www.nps.gov/carl
Carl Sandburg, American poet,
historian, author, and lecturer spent the final 22 years of
his long and productive life at his estate, Connemara, in Flat
81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC
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A working estate that would
sustain itself and benefit the community. AmericaŐs largest
home. Acres of gardens, parklands, and managed forests. A
country retreat for friends and family. This was George
VanderbiltŐs vision for Biltmore Estate more than 100 years
ago, and it lives to this day.
1 Approach Road
Asheville, N.C. 28803
Chimney Rock Park is the natural
fulfillment of your trip to the mountains. Take a deep breath
of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking
trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mists of
Hickory Nut Falls.
PO Box 39
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Lake Lure www.lakelure.com
Lake Lure is located in the scenic
Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Along with the
small towns of Chimney Rock, Bat Cave and Gerton, Lake Lure is
part of Hickory Nut Gorge, a 14-mile valley with spectacular
scenery and great opportunities for relaxation and fun.
2771 Memorial Hwy.
Lake Lure, NC 28746
Toll-free: 1-(877) FUN-4-ALL (
Johnson Farm www.mountainwonders.com/johnsonfarm
Located four miles north of
Downtown Hendersonville, Historic Johnson Farm was a late
19th-century tobacco farm that became a popular summer tourist
retreat. Today the farm is owned by the Henderson County
Public Schools and is operated as a heritage education center
and farm museum.
3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791
NC Arboretum www.ncarboretum.org
The Arboretum focuses on the
education, economic development, research, conservation, and
garden demonstration with respect to landscape, architecture,
and plant sciences.
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806
Public Golf Courses
6400-yard, 18-hole course, Practice range, putting green, golf
shop, and snack bar.
1211 Meadowbrook Road
Green Creek, NC
Semi-private18-hole championship course, clubhouse, and pro
77 Club Road
Tryon, NC 28782
|Lone Oak Farm
Lake Lure, NC
Pisgah Forest, NC
COVE RIDING PROGRAM
At Big and Little Bradley Falls, find hiking trails, rushing
rivers, spectacular waterfalls, and a deep gorge. Trails are
primitive -- proper attire recommended. Some trails,
especially on the rocks near falls, can be dangerous. Use
caution and do not climb on rocks or go too near falls.
Parking area on right on Holbert's Cove Road, 3.2 miles from
brick columns at Saluda Mountain Lodge at Exit 59 off I-26.
Holbert's Cove Road
Two public-access areas for hiking, picnicking, swimming,
tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Map of hiking trails
available at Polk County Visitor's Center.
This beautiful natural resource consists of 185 protected
acres of mature third -growth, mixed-hardwood forest located
on the steep slopes of Little Warrior Mountain. Trails provide
hikers with a leafy canopy of shade trees and stunning views
of sheer rock walls. Bridges and steps on trails make this a
most enjoyable, moderate hike of approximately two to three
miles. Parking is available at the trailhead on Hwy 176 or on
Tau Rock Vinyard Road.
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Pacolet Area Conservancy
Rentals for tubes, canoes, fun-yaks, and rafts. Shuttle
193 Green River Cove
Saluda, NC 28773
Henderson and Polk Counties
Public boat ramp, boating, fishing, and swimming. Personal
boat needed to access lake.
Silver Creek Road (off Hwy 9)
Mill Spring, NC
Public fishing. Fishing Tackle Loaner Program.
Highway 108 near Polk Middle School
Mill Spring, NC