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Surrounded by the gentle grace of the Smoky Mountains, Transylvania truly has something for everyone: 250 waterfalls, hundreds of acres of state and national forests, a thriving music and arts community, and fantastic shopping and dining in a charming Appalachian town. Visit, and you'll understand why Rand McNally, The Wall Street Journal and National Geographic Traveler name this area one of America's top ten places to live and play. If you are looking for an adventurous outdoor vacation, Transylvania has all the adventure you can handle - all within minutes of great lodging and dining.
You'll discover hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Over a third of the county is covered by Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest and Gorges State Park. For more excitement, join rock-climbing enthusiasts and scale the faces of Devil's Courthouse and Looking Glass Rock or try flying through the trees on a local ropes course.
Transylvania is also home to some of the best fly-fishing in the country. Area streams are stocked with trout from the Pisgah Fish Hatchery. The Davidson River, ranked as one of America's top 100 trout streams, is a favorite among fly fishermen. You can catch trophy muskie or small mouth bass in the French Broad River.
Whether you like big adventure, or just beautiful sightseeing, boating, golfing, biking, beach combing, or just visiting lighthouses, antique shops, playhouses, museums and galleries, North Carolina is rich with attractions and amusements
One of the most exhilarating beach vaction spots on the East Coast is NC'S Outer Banks. Vacation rentals from Corolla down past Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and all the way to the former pirate stronghold of Ocracoke Island. You have to do this at least once in your lifetime.
If mountains are more your style then the North Carolina Smoky Mountains offer a value family vacation with hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenic drives through the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many outstanding mountain views and scenic overlooks. You can't go wrong on this one!
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