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Old 03-29-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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I'm going to Mooresville NC and want to see some mountains too. Maybe waterfalls if not so far. Could anyone suggest how far and would it be better to go to Tenn. or NC from Mooresville?
Thanks trying to squeeze all I can in on Vacation!!!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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Tenn would be about a 4 hour ride. Could go to Asheville or surrounding areas.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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I'm going to Mooresville NC and want to see some mountains too. Maybe waterfalls if not so far. Could anyone suggest how far and would it be better to go to Tenn. or NC from Mooresville?
Thanks trying to squeeze all I can in on Vacation!!!!
From Mooresville you have a few good choices. First, you could head straight up interstate 77 to the Virginia line and be on the Blue Ridge Parkway in just over an hour. Take Exit 8 at Fancy Gap and follow the signs. Once on the Parkway head south. This will take you back over the NC state line. Ride all the way to Asheville if you want or have the time If you don't have the time, exit at the the town of Sparta (hwy 21) and head south to go back toward Mooresville. On the way, follow signs to visit Stone Mountain state park. There is great hiking and several waterfalls there worth seeing. Have a great time!
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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The closest waterfall is near Taylorsville about a hour drive from Mooresville in Alexander county called crystal falls. There is alot of great waterfalls in the mountains especially those in Pisgah Nat. Forest around Brevard. Some even have good swimming holes down stream. Here is a good website Im not a fan of the way it layed out but it does provide alot of photos http://www.ncwaterfalls.com and info on waterfalls.

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Old 03-29-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Here is another waterfall resource:
http://www.itpi.dpi.state.nc.us/caroclips/wfalls/Western2.html (broken link)

And another good resource:
http://www.mountaintravelguide.com/N...20Carolina.htm

Since you mentioned TN:
From Mooresville you are less than 3 hours (148 miles) to Johnson City TN. http://www.tnvacation.com/cities-towns/johnson_city
You are about three and a quarter hours (205 miles) from the touristy Gatlinburg.
http://www.gatlinburg.com/

But I agree with the PPs, that you could go to Asheville (only 2 hours/ 122 miles from Mooresville) and tour Biltmore House. http://www.biltmore.com/

My last two cents: I go hiking in the Boone/Blowing Rock area. It is pretty, a quick drive (1hr and 45min, 86 and 93 miles to Blowing Rock and Boone respectively), and there are fun restaurants and shops after your hike!
http://www.boonechamber.com/
http://www.blowingrock.com/
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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In addition:

Grandfather Mountain (100 Miles)
www.grandfather.com

Chimney Rock Park (120 Miles)
404-foot waterfall
www.chimneyrockpark.com
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The closest waterfall is near Taylorsville about a hour drive from Mooresville in Alexander county called crystal falls. There is alot of great waterfalls in the mountains especially those in Pisgah Nat. Forest around Brevard. Some even have good swimming holes down stream. Here is a good website Im not a fan of the way it layed out but it does provide alot of photos http://www.ncwaterfalls.com/and (broken link) info on waterfalls.
Slight URL correction:

www.ncwaterfalls.com
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:08 PM
 
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If you go to Boone, you MUST check stop by the Daniel Boone Inn Restaurant! Fantastic southern food, home cooked and served family style, and all you can eat (note: there's ALWAYS a line there, and for good reason). The town of Blowing Rock is very close by and worth a visit for the cool galleries, shops and VIEWS. Asheville is beautiful and Biltmore House and absolute MUST SEE. Not too far from there along the Blue Ridge Parkway is Grandfather Mountain, which has some great hiking trails that include climbing on top of huge boulders and being treated to a most gorgeous view where you can see about 100 miles into the NC piedmont (I think you're technically supposed to have some kind of special pass to go up on those trails, but I didn't realize that and did the hike without it). Also, some of the most beautiful scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway is in the vicinity of Grandfather Mountain. If you have the time, drive deeper into the mountains (the other direction from Asheville) to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, which is on the NC/Tenn line. There's PLENTY of hiking there, with waterfalls and interesting rock formations, and a portion of the Appalachian trail passes through there.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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The closest waterfall is near Taylorsville about a hour drive from Mooresville in Alexander county called crystal falls. There is alot of great waterfalls in the mountains especially those in Pisgah Nat. Forest around Brevard. Some even have good swimming holes down stream. Here is a good website Im not a fan of the way it layed out but it does provide alot of photos http://www.ncwaterfalls.com info on waterfalls.

Even through crystal falls is on private property, can you still go to see it?
Melissa

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Old 03-29-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Even through crystal falls is on private property, can you still go to see it?
Melissa

Its not a crime until you get caught

The guy with a gun is very nice afterhe shoots ya
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