About Banner Elk, NC
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Things You Can’t Miss
Fall colors peak in mid-October, but the Blue Ridge Parkway has spectacular views year-round. Pull out your camera at Blowing Rock, elevation 4,000 feet.
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You can feel the 228-foot Mile High Swinging Bridge sway as you walk across to Grandfather Mountain, highest point along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
North Carolina's Grand Canyon, the 12-mile Linville Gorge, is still being carved by its river. Take the easy half-mile trail to the falls.
At 5,506 feet above sea level, Beech Mountain Resort is the highest ski resort in the East. During the summer the resort lures serious mountain bikers.
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Some of the best mountain views can be had from the bottom. Edge of the World arranges white water adventures along the dam-controlled Watauga River.
Love to shop but on a budget? Visit Fifth Avenue and four other places where you can wander through stores and see the latest fashions without spending money.
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