mountain vibe. There are miles of panoramic views and you have an unforgettable escape from the daily grind. Discover toe-tapping adventures along the new Blue Ridge Music Trail. Explore its backyard to find outdoor adventures that will have you zipping across mountaintops or riding over river rapids. Or, take a leisurely drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to experience the breathtaking beauty of America's favorite scenic drive.
First Step: Set your reservation at East Asheville KOA
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Day 1: Set up camp at East Ashville KOA. Take note of local area.
Relax. Set up camp, you've been on the road for some time. Have kids relax by pool, or head down to the local creek that is on the west side of the camp. Bring tubes and flow down their natural lazy river. Take a walk; note what other campers are bringing. Get ideas for future camping trips. Check out KOA Photos to see what to do right there. Take note of campground events happening every weekend. If you are on the west side, near the lake front you'll get to entertain ducks throughout your stay.
Center and buy a trail map if you are not familiar with the area. Take your suit and dip in Looking Glass Falls to cool off. It's about 60' high and swimming is allowed in the pool at the
base. Also right down the road is Moore Cove Falls which might be second in popularity to Looking Glass Falls. The hike is less than 3/4 of a mile and is fairly easy for the most part
and kid friendly. The waterfall is a free fall of about 50'. At the very end of 276, before it branches into 280, there is a family friendly park that has a mini tubing adventure. Just place tubes on the east side and float around to the west side. Completely FREE.
sweater. Watches and loose jewelry should be left behind. And eyeglasses should be secured with a head strap. You should also bring towels and a change of dry clothes.
Day 6: No vacation would be complete without a visit to the historic Biltmore Estate. Purchase tickets in advance and save. George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life. Now, you are invited to explore that escape for yourself. A visit to the 8,000-acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina provides limitless fun. Your admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens and the Antler Hill Village featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.