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...of the influence of the blacksmith at Mabry Mill. Folks often want to visit the Parkway when Craggy Gardens is filled with purple Catawba rhododendron blooms. You’ll likely be looking... Read More
...Catawba rhododendrons that blanket the area. Don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom of the rhododendron. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, and Turkscap lily burst onto the scene with color in... Read More
...mountain laurel and rhododendron, and Parkview Lodge & Cabins consists of clean, comfortable & quiet pet-friendly accommodations and even includes breakfast. Little Switzerland is a picturesque village right off the... Read More
Exit at Parkway Milepost 330.9 for gem mining, gem & mineral shops, Gem & Mineral Festival, Rhododendron Festival, whitewater rafting, Appalachian Trail/Roan Mountain, Penland School of Crafts, and NC’s largest... Read More
...cool quietness of rhododendron tunnels as you ride through Cataloochee Ranch and the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Half- and full-day rides available. Exploring and Picnicking in Cataloochee Valley... Read More
...Just go for a drive, stop at an overlook, catch a sunrise or sunset, identify a bird or wildflower, walk through a tunnel of blooming rhododendron, watch the hillsides turn... Read More
...for great views and exhibits on the rhododendrons that blanket the mountains here, drawing visitors for generations. A short hike (.3 miles one way) leads to a shelter built by... Read More
...this magnificent Parkway feature. At Craggy Gardens (Milepost 364.5) stop at the visitor center for great views and exhibits on the rhododendrons that blanket the mountains here, drawing visitors for... Read More