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Know Before You Go: Top Tips For Visiting Shenandoah National Park In The Fall

Shenandoah National Park. One of the best national parks to visit in the fall, for sure. It helps that Skyline Drive (the scenic road in Shenandoah) is connected to the incredible Blue Ridge Parkway but even without that, it would be one of the best places to see leaves change in the US. I'm actually…

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Top Tips For Driving The Blue Ridge Parkway In The Fall

Ahh, the Blue Ridge Parkway in October. Only the best road trip in the USA. Ok, maybe not the best, but one of the best and certainly the best scenic drive for fall. This last fall I managed to drive almost all of the Blue Ridge Parkway (we skipped the section between Roanoke and Fancy…

Hike To Three Awesome Waterfalls On The Log Hollow Falls Trail In Brevard, North Carolina

One of my favorite waterfall hikes in North Carolina was the Log Hollow Falls hike. But, in what seemed to be classic North Carolina trail marking, we ended up following the wrong trail for like, a mile before turning around and trying the other option. I didn't really know what to expect from this hike…

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Moore Cove Falls: An Easy Waterfall Hike In Brevard, North Carolina

After a while, not on the trip but after, the waterfalls and the trails all blur together a little bit but the Moore Cove Falls trail is one I distinctly remember, even though it was firmly in the middle of all the waterfalls we saw. Towards the end of our time in Brevard we finally…

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Hike To The 50-Foot Tall Cove Creek Falls In Brevard, North Carolina

I love North Carolina. But one thing I don't like about it is how confusing and poorly marked some of the hiking trails are and the Cove Creek Falls trail was one of those. The trailhead was easy enough to find but then we hit the trail. We were already 1/1 for following the wrong…

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Enjoy The Hike To Roaring Fork Falls Between Boone And Asheville, North Carolina

Once I found the Roaring Fork Falls trail, it was stuck in my head and I was determined to see it. I really don't know why, it wasn't one of the most amazing waterfalls ever, but I just really wanted to go. We planned to do it the same day at Grassy Creek Falls and…

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Hike Crabtree Falls Trail: One Of The Best Waterfalls On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Once I saw the Crabtree Falls hike I knew we had to do it. I had a busy day planned for us with Grassy Creek Falls, Crabtree Falls and one more nearby, but we only made it to the first two and this one was so much better! Don't get me wrong, Grassy Creek Falls…

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Hike The Linville Falls Trail In The Fall For Out Of This World Color

Linville Falls. The falls I was most looking forward to on our October trip and they let me down. I kept seeing this AMAZING waterfall on every North Carolina waterfall or Boone waterfall list and I just had to see it. Falls cascading into a gorge surrounded by trees flaming orange and yellow. How could…

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Hike Down, Down, Down To The Double Tiered Grassy Creek Falls In North Carolina

**This trail is no longer open to the public. It is under new private ownership and currently closed. Please respect that.** Why you can no longer hike to Grassy Creek Falls Grassy Creek Falls is on private property and the previous owners allowed hikers to enjoy them for decades. In recent years, however, things have…

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Enjoy One Of The Best Blue Ridge Parkway Views On The Rough Ridge Trail In North Carolina

While we were in North Carolina almost every hike we did was to a waterfall. This wasn't totally on purpose but I did like it a lot. Well, today I'm sharing our one non-waterfall hike: the Rough Ridge trail! This is a nice moderate hike to one of the best views on the Blue Ridge…

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How To Spend One Day In New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge National Park is the newest national park and you can find it pretty much in the middle of West Virginia and we got to visit not too long before the change. If it isn't already on your national park bucket list, it should be because it's pretty cool! We had two whole…

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Hike The Cool And Creepy Glade Creek Trail In New River Gorge National Park

I was pretty excited to visit West Virginia this fall. It was totally new to me and I knew nothing about it before getting there. Turns out, it's pretty good! We really only saw the main sights in New River Gorge but it was enough for me to want to go back and see more…

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Get Lost In A Fairytale On The Ledges Trail In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

You guys. This is for real one of the coolest national park hikes I've done so far. It literally felt like I was walking into a fairytale. But no, it's just the Ledges trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park begging to be added to your national park bucket list. But really, especially in the beginning…

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Hike The Dreamy Blue Hen Falls Trail In Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Would it even be a national park trip if I planned ahead at all? Cuyahoga Valley was no different and I was a little overwhelmed when it came to knowing what to do. This is a park that definitely needs at least a little planning ahead. Like usual though, we started our trip at the…