Celebrating our National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this year, the hubs and I spent much of our summer vacation visiting some of North Carolina’s most beautiful parks like Mount Mitchell where we drove the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and hiked the Craggy Pinnacle Trail.
The drive in itself was breathtaking! Gently winding roads, beautiful trees, blue skies and mountain tunnels made it a glorious trip before we even set foot outside the car!
The Craggy Pinnacle Trail is a moderate 1.4 mile hike where rhododendrons, blueberries, blackberries and mountain laurel grow wild.
Isn’t it stunning? I absolutely adore the Blue Ridge Mountains and plan to return next summer to see more of the trails, views, falls, etc. For a bucket list of the top 50 things to see and do along the parkway, click here.
Hope you have a chance to get outside and visit a national park near you. Not only is it wonderfully rejuvenating, but falling in love with our parks makes us want to do more to protect them!